Mentorship Program for Women Administrators

The Mentorship Program for Women Administrators provides support for the professional development of female administrators, advancing the important objective to increase gender parity across the field.

Overseen by the Women’s Opera Network, the program pairs three female protégés with established leaders for a yearlong program to identify barriers and achievement gaps and then establish and execute an action plan for professional growth.

The program was established in 2018 to promote the advancement of women and increase the number of women in leadership roles.

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

Program Details

Protégés must be committed to a management career at an OPERA America or Opera in Canada member organization and seek mentorship to achieve the next level of their career development.

Each protégé will be matched with a mentor based on her expressed needs and interests. Protégés will commit to a full year of participation in a mentorship partnership and must be available to attend Opera Conference 2022.

Next Application Cycle
Program dates: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Application available online: March 30, 2021
Application deadline: May 13, 2021
Applicant notification: June 2021


Program Guidelines & Worksheets

For questions about applications or eligibility, contact us at or 212.796.8624.

Meet the Alumni

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