Women in Alternatives UP Program for Fellows

A key component of the UP Program is to foster the professional development, through targeted skill building and overall career guidance, of mid-career women of color in alternative investments. NAIC will also pair WIA fellows with senior executive mentors from the alternative investments industry to create meaningful fellow-mentor relationships to help fellows navigate their careers.

Who should be a WIA Fellow?

NAIC seeks mid-career level professionals with 7-12 years of experience in the alternative investments industry who are committed to growing their careers in alternatives.

What are the responsibilities of a WIA Fellow?

We are asking each fellow to be available 60 minutes per month for 9 months to meet with her mentor to discuss professional development. This time can be spent asking questions, addressing challenges, exploring options for your career path and planning for your future. 

In addition, WIA Fellows will be required to attend a series of professional development workshops and webinars through the course of the 9-month program. These will be once a month for 1-2 hours.

WIA Fellows can meet with mentors virtually by phone call or video chat or in person as public health considerations allow.

WIA Fellows and mentors will be matched by NAIC.

The enrollment period to become a WIA Fellow is currently closed. To be considered when enrollment opens again,  please email our team at wia@naicpe.com.

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