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"Yes She Can" 

Mentoringprogramm for BIPOC Women & Girls 

01.02.2022 - 31.04.2022

Application Deadline: 30.01.2022

Mentors 2021/2022

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Angela Simones Krainer

Aktivistin & Bezirksrätin in Wien Mariahilf

Dr. Mireille Ngosso

Österreichische Ärztin  Politikerin & Aktivistin

Clara Akinyosoye

Journalistin & Chefredakteurin 


Faika El-Nagashi

Nationalratsabgeordnete, Politikwissenschaftlerin & Aktivistin 

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Claudia Unterweger

Historikerin, Radio & Fernsehmoderatorin & Journalistin

Christl Clear

Bloggerin, Buchautorin, Journalistin & Aktivistin

About the Programme

In 2012 afriCult and the African Cultural Foundation organized its first Mentoring Programme for BIPOC Youths in Vienna. This year we are proud to introduce the programe once again for 12-18 BIPOC Women and Girls aged between 18 and 36 years. They will have the chance to receive Mentoring from one of our six Mentors, a unique opportunity to get an inside view of the work Politicans and People in Media do in Austria. Mentees receive the possibility of expanding their network and empowering themselves and their careers. 

Why Mentoring

  • Receive one-to-one mentoring (one mentor and one mentee) 

  • Gain insight into the Political & Media Career Sector

  • Have opportunities to network with a range of professionals

  • Gain support via face-to-face contact, phone and email

  • Access work shadowing and work experience opportunities

  • Approach job applications and interviews with more confidence

  • Enhance your employability skills

  • Empower yourself to progress to male dominated careers

  • Mentees benefit greatly from the guidance and insight of inspirational women mentoring them

  • Supports young BIPOC Women & Girls in their careers

How It Works

Mentees and mentors are carefully matched for a period of 3 months to ensure the strongest, most mutually beneficial and impactful relationship.

The mentor shares his or her knowledge and perspective on certain questions at a minimum of 3 (one hour session) within the 3 months period, thereby fostering the further development of the mentee.

At the start of your relationship, we will invite you to participate in a welcome workshop, where you’ll be welcomed into the programme and receive important information about the 3month mentorship. Our team will guide you every step of the way, offering dedicated support to ensure that both mentees and mentors get the most out of their relationships.


We’ll monitor progress and check in to see how each mentoring pair is doing at the end of every month. Other than meeting with your mentoring partner regularly, the only requirement is to attend the welcome to complete short feedback forms to reflect on your goals and tell us how we can best support you.

Eligibility & Requiremets

The programme is aimed at BIPOC Women & Girls with any kind of academic or professional Background. We are looking for applicants who would benefit from the support of a professional mentor.


To assess your commitment and motivation levels we will look closely at your ‌mentee application form.

  • You identify as Black or BIPOC

  • You are bewtween 18 - 36 years of age

  • You identify as female

  • You can attend the Welcome Workshop at the beginning of the Program and the Diploma Ceremony at the end of the Programm 

  • You can attend a minimum of three, one-hour meetings with your mentor during a period of 3 months.  (Please note this is flexible as you and your mentor may choose to communicate electronically, through Skype or over the telephone)

  • You can attend a minimum of 3 Workshops including the Welcome Workshop at the beginning of the Mentoring Program and two Workshops on the topics Starting & Designing Your Professional Career and Working in Media or Working in Politics.

  • Your are able to fill short feedback forms to reflect on your goals and tell us how we can best support you.

How To Apply

Bewerbungen für "Yes She Can" BIPOC Mentoring 2022 sind geschlossen. Wir nehmen für "Yes She Can" 2023 ab Oktober 2022 wieder Bewerbungen entgegen.

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