LONDON — Animated Women UK has announced a mentorship program in partnership with Disney UK & Ireland for its members. The new program will focus on fostering connections and engagement with female veterans of the VFX and animation industries, pairing them with next generation female talent.
AWUK members who are interested in participating in the mentorship program are asked to fill out a questionnaire (www.animatedwomenuk.com/mentoring) describing their industry experience. Powered through the Prospela professional network website, mentors will be paired with a candidate seeking advice and support. Through the use of a chat channel on the Prospela website, mentors and their students will be able to exchange communication when it suits them best and on their own time.
“AWUK is very excited to be offering a mentor scheme, and have been able to do so by Disney's sponsorship,” says 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!”
Animated Women UK charges an annual membership of £30.