UP Mentorship Program

Together, we have the potential to add half a million women to the manufacturing industry by 2030.

Over the next five years, The Manufacturing Institute’s Women MAKE America Mentoring Program will create a nationwide movement designed to change perceptions by training more than 1,000 female mentors and helping them connect to younger women in the industry and beyond by engaging with women in four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, high schools and middle schools. The Women MAKE America Mentoring Program acts on decades of research and more than a decade of impact to help close the gender gap in manufacturing.


Program Dates

As a potential mentor, please keep in mind these key dates:

  • November 10, 2022 | 5:00-7:30 p.m.: The Women are the Future of Manufacturing event Union Pacific is hosting with The Manufacturing Institute is focused on growing the next generation of women in manufacturing. Students and women at local community colleges, universities and educational institutions will convene to hear from a variety of women working in the manufacturing and transportation industries, including a panel of emerging leaders who are excelling in their roles that can directly talk about the benefits and opportunities of pursuing a career in these fields. During this event, student attendees will have the opportunity to sign up to become Women MAKE America mentees to be matched with a Women MAKE America mentor.
  • January 2023: Women MAKE America Mentorship Program applications due
  • February-March 2023: Mentor/mentee trainings
  • March-December 2023: Monthly mentor/mentee sessions facilitated with the support from the Women MAKE America Action Guide

Mentor Training

One Session Required
Mentor training provides an overview of how to have a successful mentorship with your mentee. Applicants have the opportunity to review of the Women MAKE America Mentor Action Guide and learn best practices to maximize this experience. Each attendee receives a certificate of completion. Check back soon for available trainings.

Mentor Café

Between March-December, Women MAKE America mentors will have the several opportunities to connect with each other to discuss their experiences and share insights. Check back soon for dates.

Learn More


For more information please contact the Women MAKE America team at [email protected].