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AFR/OFU Women’s Committee Announces Mentorship Program

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:19:35 CST

AFR/OFU Women’s Committee Announces Mentorship Program The AFR/OFU Women's Cooperative has launched a mentorship program aimed at collegiate women. The AFR/OFU Collegiate Women's Mentorship Program will pair ambitious young professionals with a Women's Cooperative councilwoman for one-on-one  professional development. All female college students attending an Oklahoma university are  encouraged to apply. 

AFR/OFU Women’s Cooperative councilwomen are a diverse group of community leaders and  businesswomen  with  varied  backgrounds,  occupations  and  experiences.  Through  the  new  mentorship  program,  council  members  hope  to  share  their  professional  expertise  and  philanthropic experience with the next generation of career driven professionals. 

“The AFR/OFU Women’s Cooperative is passionate about providing learning opportunities to  career?driven young women,” said AFR/OFU Membership Involvement and Event Coordinator  Haley Stark. “We hope this collegiate mentorship program will inspire students to get involved,  while gaining professional development skills they can use toward academic and career goals.” 

Designated mentors will hold meetings with their mentee outside of AFR/OFU Cooperative  events. These meetings can include resume or scholarship reviews, industry tours, job shadowing  or other professional development opportunities.  
Mentees will also be invited to attend all AFR/OFU Women's Cooperative events and leadership  gatherings, including council meetings, the AFR/OFU Women’s Cooperative Conference and the  AFR/OFU State Convention.

Program participants will also be encouraged to host their own event  in conjunction with the 2020 Women’s Cooperative Initiative, which will be announced at the  2020 AFR/OFU State Convention.  
Requirements for selection to the AFR/OFU Collegiate Women's Mentorship Program and  applications are available at www.afrcoop.org/womanscooperative/. Applications are due Feb.  3, 2020. 

The AFR/OFU Women’s Cooperative serves the AFR/OFU membership through community  service events and educational opportunities. In addition to various women focused professional  development and networking events,the Women’s Cooperative invests substantially in a yearly  initiative designed to benefit Oklahoma communities. 

For more information about the AFR/OFU  Women’s Cooperative, visit www.afrcoop.org/womanscooperative/.  

For more information about the AFR/OFU Collegiate Women's Mentorship Program, contact  AFR/OFU Membership Involvement and Event Coordinator Haley Stark at 405-218-5521 or  haley.stark@afrmic.com. 



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