Women & Engineering Center

Women & Engineering Mentor Program

The Women & Engineering Center is proud to present the Women & Engineering Mentor Program, a transformative initiative designed to provide invaluable mentorship opportunities for students.

The Women & Engineering Mentor Program is more than just a mentorship initiative; it's a vibrant community united by a shared commitment to empowerment and growth. We are excited to witness the incredible stories that will unfold and the countless students who will benefit from this transformative experience. 

Contact us

Women & Engineering Center
Urbauer Hall, Room 319

Mentor engagement under the Women & Engineering Mentor Program:


WE Pairs. The WE Pairs program matches students in the Women & Engineering Leadership Society with accomplished WashU alumni. This formal mentorship runs the entire academic year.


Theme mentoring. Through this option, students and a panel of mentors will convene around a specific theme, such as career preparation or research. Students will learn from the diverse perspectives of mentors and leave with advice and a call to action.


Topic mentoring. Individual mentors will present on their areas of expertise, such as the latest breakthroughs in different fields of engineering, careers outside of research or their leadership experiences. After each short session, participants will break out to discuss a topic chosen by the mentor.


Peer mentoring. Students will be matched with one another and meet to discuss guided conversation topics.

Empowering women in engineering through mentorship

Under the leadership of the Women & Engineering Center, we are proud to present the Women & Engineering Mentor Program — a transformative initiative designed to provide invaluable mentorship opportunities for students.

Uniting students and alumnae in a powerful journey

The cornerstone of our mentorship program is WE Pairs, our flagship initiative, which matches students from the Women & Engineering Leadership Society with accomplished WashU alumnae mentors. This formal mentorship runs throughout the academic year, fostering a powerful experience that has consistently proven to be a catalyst for personal and professional growth.

Expanding our reach: Touching more lives in more ways

At the Women & Engineering Center, we strive to broaden our impact and ensure that mentorship is accessible to as many individuals as possible. We understand that each student faces unique challenges and may require different types of support based on their circumstances or stage of life. Therefore, we are committed to maximizing student engagement through our program.

Tailored mentorship approaches: Meeting individual needs

Recognizing the diverse needs of our students, we are excited to offer a range of mentorship approaches. In addition to the flagship alumna matching program, we have implemented peer, topic and theme mentoring. This comprehensive framework enables students to benefit from broader expertise and perspectives with the opportunity to connect with experienced professionals and engage with their peers, gaining insights from the questions they ask and fostering meaningful connections within the community.

Join our community

Are you ready to embark on an inspiring journey of mentorship? Join us as we build a powerful community, foster connections, and help women in engineering thrive.

Discover the transformative power of mentorship with the Women & Engineering Mentor Program. Recruitment for the WE Pairs mentor program opens each July and runs through August. Opportunities to participate in our other mentoring events run throughout the academic year.