Are you ready to Pay it Forward?

We are looking for professionals to join our team of mentors, share their experiences as speakers and contribute to our mission in any way they can. 

We are currently accepting Secondary Mentor inquiries for the 2021-2022 program. If you or your colleagues are interested in joining us get in touch as soon as possible!

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Bridge

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Our year-long academic program was intentionally designed to help students gain the confidence and skills they need to enter and rise in any field they choose. 

Build confidence with us. Mentorship groups along with our international network of women and non-binary folks will give students the support and encouragement they need to take on new challenges.

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Encourage

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Provide

Build a toolkit with us. Our team is committed to providing students with professional and leadership tools as well as opportunities to use them in practice. 

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Build a network with us. Throughout the academic year students will have a variety of opportunities to connect with peers, mentors and working professionals. 

Why be a part of Bridge?

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82% of women believe that having a mentor is important to one's career trajectory but 20% of women report that they never had access to a mentor.

This is only exacerbated for women of color who are not often represented in leadership.

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Women of color make up about 37% of the women in the U.S., but they only comprise 3.2% of Fortune 500 Company Boards and 11.9% of managerial roles. 

Our Secondary Mentors are

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Interested in impacting the next generation of women and non-binary students

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Excited to share their experiences with a cohort of mentees

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Ready to learn and grow as a leader

We highly encourage you to join us in our mission if you...

are a woman of color

 

and/or

identify as non-binary

and/or

are from another under-represented group

We want to ensure our students have access to mentors they may not encounter elsewhere.

Secondary Mentors will guide, facilitate and connect.

Mentorship Groups

Share experiences and knowledge with a small cohort of students.

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Secondary Mentors will be paired with a Primary Mentor and their cohort of 3-5 undergraduate students. 

Secondary Mentors are required to:

  • Attend the first academic session and lead a session on "Reflection"

  • Serve as a guide and resource for the entire mentorship group 

Academic Sessions

Lead students through a prepared curriculum teaching practical professional & leadership tools.

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Seven professional development and leadership sessions are held throughout the year. Every session features a brief talk from a session anchor who will tell their professional story. Primary Mentors then facilitate a discussion among the group. Each session will end with a challenge to apply that week's practical tool. Secondary Mentors serve as the Session 6 anchor.

Help us grow our impact.

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students in the pipeline

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universities connected

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California Technical Institute

Texas A&M

University of Florida

William & Mary

Stevens Institute of Technology

Marist

McGill

University of Oxford

KU Leuven

Comenius

University of Melbourne

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United States

Canada

United Kingdom

Slovakia

Belgium

Australia

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countries reached

Are you ready to be a part of the change?

We are ready to bring on new professionals for our 2021-2022 program!

Not located near these schools? No problem! We are happy to connect you with groups remotely.

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California Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology

University of Oxford

College of San Mateo

Texas A&M

William & Mary

Hudson County Community College

University of Florida

Mcgill University

University of Melbourne

Are you interested in paying it forward but can't commit to a year-long program? That's okay! We have plenty of opportunities to contribute.

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Become a Speaker

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Get Your Company Involved

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Make a Financial Contribution