OPPORTUNITY: Become an international Digital Equity Accelerator Mentor

The Digital Equity Accelerator Group is looking for mentors. Looking like an interesting opportunity…

The Digital Equity Accelerator (“Accelerator”), a project of Aspen Institute in collaboration with HP, works to advance social and economic equality by investing in not-for-profit organizations and NGOs that are accelerating digital inclusion. The Accelerator is administered by Aspen Digital, a program of the Aspen Institute.

The 2023 Accelerator cohort is made up of 10 organizations from Mexico, Malaysia and South Africa (Learn more about them here). As part of the Accelerator, each organization (“Mentee”) is paired with a Mentor to support them through the duration of the program (May 2023 – November 2023).

The Accelerator Mentorship Program serves as a core part of the Accelerator programming. The primary responsibilities of the Mentor are to support their Mentee in achieving their learning objectives, navigating the Accelerator curriculum, and serving as a coach and advisor. Mentors serve as an extension of the Accelerator programmatic team, namely collaborating with Mentees to define their growth objectives, identify and overcome obstacles/roadblocks, identify resources and growth opportunities.

Successful Mentors are professionals who are passionate about helping nonprofit organizations grow and expand their impact, and who are able to dedicate a total of approximately 75 hours between 19 May 2023-19 November 2023 (~13 hours a month) to Mentor their organization. While we do not require Mentors to be in the same country as their Mentee, Mentors do need to be available during the Mentee’s regular working hours.

Mentors will be expected to commit to the full program, which will take place entirely online. In recognition of their contributions to the development of the Mentee, Mentors will be provided a $8,000.00 USD honorarium.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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