Fellowship Circle Winter 2024

For Postsecondary Students & Recent Grads

AHF’s Fellowship Circle is a highly curated and tailored 10-week program, designed by and for Indigenous, Black and racialized women in Canada launching their careers in business and STEM. The program focuses on developing social capital and career readiness skills.
Applications for the Fellowship Circle 2024 cohort are now closed. Sign up for our waitlist to get notified for upcoming programs.
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A Curated 10-Week Experience

Successful Fellows will take part in a highly curated program providing small group mentorship, networking and career readiness labs. You will build authentic relationships with peers, gain mentorship from industry leaders, and take part in engaging career readiness sessions with seasoned facilitators.

Program Elements

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Immerse in Career Readiness Bootcamp

A weekend interactive virtual bootcamp. Hear from dynamic speakers and facilitators on how to stand out in the interview process, participate in small coaching circles and speed networking to boost your interview skills.
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Hone Your Career Advocacy Skills

Participate in four engaging Career Learning Labs covering topics tailored to each cohort’s needs. Past topics have included overcoming imposter syndrome, building your brand through storytelling, designing a career to love, networking unfiltered, among others.
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Engage in Candid Career Conversation

Participate in small Mentorship Circles of 1-2 Mentors and other peers. Meet peers and industry leaders in your Mentorship Circles four times over the course of the program for candid career conversations in a safe space to share.

Make Space for Self-care

Take part in facilitated wellness sessions throughout the program to cultivate tools tailored to the experiences of Indigenous, Black, and racialized women.

Get Exclusive Access to AHF Events

Receive advance invitations and discounts to AHF events for the year and access to our private Slack community.

10-Week Schedule

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Our Impact at a Glance

Fellows Impact

190
Fellow Graduates since 2021
43
Post Secondary Institutions
8
Provinces

Mentors Impact

120
Mentors Since 2021
66
Organizations

7

Provinces

Ready to Invest in Your Future?

#RealTalk, as Indigenous, Black and racialized women ourselves, we’ve had imposter thoughts when applying to programs. Did you know, imposter thoughts are a systemic problem and not a personal one? We want to see more of us thrive and our programs are designed for YOU. We encourage you to give yourself permission to go for this wonderful opportunity, today!

How It Works

1
Check Your Eligibility
Check your eligibility and things to know about the application process. Fill out your application. There is no fee to apply.
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Submit Your Application
Fill our your application. There is no fee to apply.
3
Wait to Hear Back
See Important Dates of when successful Fellows will be informed.
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Fellows Are In!
There is no fee to apply. Applicants who are successfully accepted into the program pay a participation fee of $50+tax. A limited number of bursaries are available on case-by-case basis to cover participation fee.
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Start Fellowship Circle
Your Fellowship experience will begin with a Career Readiness bootcamp, followed by 10-week programming from January – March 2024.
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Graduation
Congratulations! You’ll be awarded a certificate of completion. Welcome to the AHF Alumni community!

Eligibility Criteria

  • Self-identify as a Indigenous woman (i.e. First Nations, Inuit, Métis), Black woman, or racialized woman (i.e. Arab, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, South Asian, South East Asian, West Asian, East Asian, etc.) 
  • Reside in Canada
  • Are 18+ years of age, currently a domestic or international student, or recent graduate from a designated post-secondary institution
  • Pursuing a career in business or STEM
  • Committed to successfully completing Fellowship Circle requirements which includes a weekend Career Readiness Bootcamp in January, weekly supplementary activities, and 10-weekly Thursday sessions, January 25 – March 28, 2024, 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET.

Important Dates

Applications Open
October 6, 2023

Applications Close
November 20, 2023

Selection Process
November 21 – December 22, 2023

Successful Applicants Informed By
December 22, 2023

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Interested in Becoming a Mentor in the Fellowship Circle?

Pay it forward as a mentor for women in business and STEM. As a Mentor in this holistic 10-week program, you will take part in small group mentorship circles with students and recent graduates from post-secondary looking to launch their careers in business and STEM.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions that are not included below? Send us an email at info@accelerateherfuture.com

The application includes a combination of basic demographic and applicant profile questions as well as open-ended questions. You will also attach a 2 page PDF copy of your resume.

The selection committee will encompass the AHF team. Each submission will be anonymized (names and schools removed) and reviewed independently by two Selection Committee members. Criteria will include: meeting eligibility criteria, availability to attend weekly programming and complete supplementary activities, clear expression of what you hope to get out of the program, clear career goals aligned with the Fellowship Circle program goals, leadership potential; growth mindset and commitment to the value of fellowship and community.

Time commitment for the Fellowship Circle includes a weekend Career Readiness Bootcamp in January, weekly supplementary activities, and attending 10 weekly sessions on Thursdays, January 25 – March 28, 2024, 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET.

Mentors and speakers will primarily represent the business and STEM sectors, as well as subject matter expertise in the area of career and leadership development, and equity, diversity and inclusion.

AHF’s Fellowship Circle runs once per year, with the next in Winter 2024.

Of course! Applicants who were not successful in past cohorts can apply again.

We’d love that. Refer to the Become a Mentor page to apply as a Mentor for the Fellowship Circle. To inquire about partnership opportunities go to the Partner with Us page.

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Accelerate Her Future™ was founded on land and waters of the traditional territory of many nations including the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabeg, the Attawandaron, and the Metis within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement. We respect Indigenous peoples’ deep connections to the land and waters, and affirm our commitment to continued learning while engaging our head, heart and hands to advance the TRC Calls to Action 92 and the MMIWG2S+ Calls to Justice 6.1, 11.1 and 15. We invite you to learn more about the history and presence of the Indigenous communities on the land and waters you gather on and work to build a better future for all and have included learning resources in your onboarding materials some of which are required for your completion. We encourage visitors to our website to learn about the land they are currently on.
Accelerate Her Future™ was founded on land and waters of the traditional territory of many nations including the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabeg, the Attawandaron, and the Metis within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement. We respect Indigenous peoples’ deep connections to the land and waters, and affirm our commitment to continued learning while engaging our head, heart and hands to advance the TRC Calls to Action 92 and the MMIWG2S+ Calls to Justice 6.1, 11.1 and 15. We invite you to learn more about the history and presence of the Indigenous communities on the land and waters you gather on and work to build a better future for all and have included learning resources in your onboarding materials some of which are required for your completion. We encourage visitors to our website to learn about the land they are currently on.

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