Animated Women UK has announced a mentorship program in partnership with Disney U.K. & Ireland for its members. This initiative will focus on fostering connection and engagement with female veterans of the VFX and animation industries, pairing them with the next generation of female talent.
AWUK members who are interested in participating in the mentorship program will be asked to fill out a questionnaire describing their industry experience. Membership is just £30 annually.
Powered through the Prospela professional network website, mentors will be paired with a mentee seeking advice and support. Through the use of a chat channel on the Prospela website, mentors and mentees will be able to exchange communication when it suits them best and in their own time.
“AWUK is very excited to be offering a mentor scheme, and have been able to do so by Disney’s sponsorship,” commented Louise Hussey, Co-Chair, VFX, Animated Women UK. “We love the way that this scheme, hosted by Prospela and pioneered by Access VFX, works. It enables communication through a digital platform that allows for Mentors to be able to respond as and when their schedules allow. In these times, support and help are welcomed by us all, so please do sign up!”
AWUK members can find more information or apply at www.animatedwomenuk.com/mentoring.