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Mentorship Program

The KPWA Mentorship Committee supports professional development of KPWA members through knowledge, skills and experience sharing.  We are dedicated to investing in our members and helping them develop into leadership roles.  


Through our Mentorship Program, our members have access to top executive coaches and leaders in our community to provide the advice and skills they need to succeed.


University student

1 to 3 years of work experience

+4 years of work experience



2+ years of work experience

4+ years of work experience

5+ years of work experience


Mentor / Mentee Matching (Phase 1) 


Upon review of application forms and résumés, participants in the Mentorship Program are matched based on their shared educational background, similar work experience and common career goals or learning objectives.  


General categories are:









Mentorship Development Plan (Phase 2) 


During Phase 2: Objective Setting, Mentors and Mentees will complete their personal
Mentorship Development Plan (pdf) that will include following information:


  1. Identify their Area of Focus.

  2. Set up to 3 Goals/Objectives.

  3. Outline any other expectations.


More information on each of the three areas outlined above can be found here (pdf).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee to participate in the Mentorship program? 

  • There is a fee to participate as a Mentee in the Mentorship Program. Mentees must first sign up to be a KPWA Member and pay an additional fee to participate in the Mentorship Program. Please refer to Mentorship Program Application - Mentee page for more details.

  • Mentors do not need to be a KPWA Member and do not need to pay any additional fee to participate in the program.

Do you have to be Korean to apply as a mentor and/or mentee?

  • No, you do not need to be Korean to apply. We have had a diverse background of applicants every year, and we continue to welcome applicants of any cultural background.


Do you have to be a woman to apply as a mentor and/or mentee?

  • No, you do not need to be a woman to apply. We accept applicants of any gender!

Is there an age limit to apply as a mentee?

  • Our applicants vary all the way from post-secondary students to people who have just started working, as well as those who have been working for 10 to 20 years. Hence students can start applying once they’re in post-secondary education - however, there is no age limit upwards.

What happens if I apply as a mentee and KPWA cannot find a suitable mentor for me?

  • We have been successful in matching every mentees with a mentor in the past, however if this were to happen, we would happily provide you with a refund.

When do I find out which mentee/mentor I have been paired with?

  • Applications for 2024 will be accepted until October 31, 2023. Throughout November, our Mentorship Committee will review all applications to find the most suitable partner for each mentee and mentor. Final decisions on the matching process will be announced in early-mid December 2023.

What if I don't get along with my mentor/mentee during the program?

  • Each mentor & mentee pair are provided with our contact information in case of any issues/concerns once the program commences. We also check in with every individual throughout the duration of the program.

What is the time commitment like for this Mentorship Program?

  • It will be up to each mentor & mentee pair to determine the frequency of communicating with each other, as well as the preferred method of communication (meet up, call, text, etc.). It is important that each member is respectful of their partner's schedule, and advises them in advance if there are any changes to their pre-arranged schedule. 

When does 2024 Mentorship Program start and end? 

  • Our Mentorship Program will kick off in January 2024, and will wrap up in June 2024.

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