Women’s Mentoring Program 2016 Resumes in Armenia with AUA PSIA Support

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) Political Science and International Affairs Program (PSIA), in partnership with the United States Embassy Yerevan and the Women and Youth Support and Development Center, has relaunched the Women’s Mentoring Program. The purpose of the program is to empower through mentoring the next generation of Armenian women leaders on their path to personal fulfillment and professional development. The program is intended for women and aims to help them overcome the glass ceiling in their careers, as well as to help women attain leadership positions in sectors where they are underrepresented. 

Through the Women’s Mentoring Program, successful professionals share their experiences with students. The goal is for the mentor to guide the younger mentee’s professional and personal development through voluntary interaction between the two individuals. The program is a unique opportunity for young females to learn about both the successes and challenges that women face in their careers.

Women’s Mentoring Program does not intend to provide any personal gains to the mentor or mentee. It is not an internship or job placement opportunity. This program is a powerful learning tool for female students in business, management, education, and other professional areas.

Motivated and highly responsible 3rd and 4th year undergraduate and 1st year female graduate students from Armenia can apply to the program. Applications are due by January 22, 2016. For additional information, please contact the Women’s Mentoring Program coordinators: At the AUA PSIA Program, Ms. Valentina Gevorgyan is available at 060-612580 or via email at vgevorgyan@aua.am; at the US Embassy, Ms. Lusine Mkrtchyan can be reached at 010-494211 or via email at mkrtchyanl@state.gov.

The application packet can be downloaded using the following link: Women-Mentoring-Program.zip.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.