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Mentorship Program for Women Administrators

Designed to advance gender parity across the field, the Mentorship Program for Women Administrators supports the professional development of women administrators at OPERA America member organizations.

Three administrative professionals (protégés) will be paired with established leaders in their areas of interest for a yearlong program to identify barriers and achievement gaps, and then establish and execute an action plan for professional growth.

The program was conceived through the continued work and efforts of the Women's Opera Network.

The Mentorship Program for Women Administrators is supported by OPERA America’s Backstage Brunch.

How to Apply

OPERA America will support mentorship teams by providing funding and additional resources for in-person and remote mentoring sessions as well as travel, hotel, and registration to attend Opera Conference 2023. Protégés and mentors will commit to a full calendar year of participation in a mentorship partnership. Each protégé will be matched with a mentor based on her expressed needs and interests.

Eligibility: Applicants must identify as cis or trans women and have current or recent employment experience at an OPERA America organizational member. Guidelines will be released in advance of the next application cycle with additional eligibility details.

Application Cycle
Application Available Online Winter 2025
Program Runs Spring 2025 - Spring 2026
How to Apply

Guidelines will be provided. Review the guidelines before applying. All applications must be submitted online.

Meet the Alumni

Mentorship Program protégés and mentors are listed with their titles and company affiliations at the start of their participation.