Young Women in Economics Program (YWEP)
A mentorship and skill development program by Women in Econ and Policy
Create and foster a community of collaborative learning designed to advance the professional development process for women interested in economics and policy.
Logo : Soham Sen
Create and foster a community of collaborative learning designed to advance the professional development process for women interested in economics and policy
The Young Women in Economics Program (YWEP) is a 6 month mentorship program designed to make the fields of economics and policy more inclusive by increasing access to resources and mentorship.
We offer three major things in our program:
1:1 Mentorship - if selected for the program, you will be matched to a mentor who will hold monthly calls with you, review your CV and relevant outputs, and support you through the next 6 months
Group Mentorship - Workshops or Sessions :
We will invite external speakers to share their experiences navigating the economics and policy space, talk about Master’s and PhD applications, and interact with young students.
Resources and Guides: The YWEP core team will create resources on guides on topics ranging from putting together strong CVs and cover letters to Policy Landscapes, Career Guides, and Data software guides
In an attempt to shed light on the experiences of female development researchers, Women in Econ and Policy brings to you a unique podcast series – Behind the Scenes of Economics Research. In every episode of this podcast, we pick a research study and go behind the scenes of its making through a conversation between a female Principal Investigator on the project and a research assistant or junior researcher. Through this dialogue, we dive into the research process of making notable papers and uncover the underlying gendered experiences.
Stay tuned; we’ll see you with a super exciting research paper in our next episode!