We are preparing for the eighth round of the Women in Music Information Retrieval (WiMIR) mentoring program, to begin in February 2023. With this email, we kindly invite previous and new mentors and mentees to sign up for the upcoming round through the signup forms linked below in this email.
The WiMIR mentoring program connects women, trans, and non-binary students, postdocs, early-stage researchers, industry employees, and faculty to more senior women and allies in MIR who are dedicated to increasing opportunities for underrepresented community members. Mentors will share their experiences and offer guidance to support mentees in achieving and exceeding their goals and aspirations. By connecting individuals of different backgrounds and expertise, this program strengthens networks within the MIR community, both in academia and industry.
Time commitment: four remote meetings between February and the end of August 2023.
Who is eligible?
- Women, trans, and non-binary undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, early-stage researchers, industry employees, and faculty may sign up as mentees.
- Members of other underrepresented groups may sign up as mentees, pending the availability of mentors. This includes people of any gender who belong to a group that is underrepresented either at large in the ISMIR community (e.g., the Global South) or in the MIR community in your own country (e.g., an ethnic or racial group).
- Graduate students, industry employees, researchers, and faculty of any gender may sign up as mentors.
- Those meeting criteria for both mentor and mentee roles are welcome to sign up as both.
Sign up to GET a mentor here: https://forms.gle/mXjY8c3ur2XLC9TW7
Sign up to BE a mentor here: https://forms.gle/RDtWnK9oT8XP5Lai9
Signups close on January 21, 2023. Mentor/mentee matches will be announced in February 2023.
More information on the program:
General information: https://wimir.wordpress.com/mentoring-program/
Questions? Email wimir-m...@ismir.net
We look forward to your response and commitment to continuing the mentoring program!
on behalf of the WiMIR Mentoring Program Committee