VCWoman Achieve

VCWoman Achieve is a program and community empowering women through mentorship.

What is VCWoman Achieve?

The Venture Center and its sponsoring partners AEDC,  Wright Lindsey Jennings, Arkansas Capital Corp, Venture Noire, Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, THV11, and Soiree Women’s Symposium are dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs in all stages of their company grow. VCWoman Achieve is a mentorship program dedicated to forming meaningful relationships that help the entire community of women flourish professionally.

In VCWoman Achieve, women entrepreneurs who are looking for professional coaching with seasoned women executives/entrepreneurs will be thoughtfully matched with a mentor and spend the next 12 months growing together.

Key Dates

The inaugural VCWoman Achieve program is taking place now through – December 2022.

Throughout the year, VCWoman Achieve will provide monthly opportunities for mentors and mentees to establish a long-lasting relationship. Check-ins, events and goals will facilitate progress and organic growth outside of the formal program.

How to Participate

The 2022 class is already underway, but we are accepting applications for the 2023 program all year round. To be considered for this program, please complete the application form for mentors and mentees. Twenty mentees and twenty mentors will be accepted into this 12-month program.

This program is for Arkansas residents only. Those selected for the 2023 class will be notified in October 2022. Once selected, mentors will be invited to a Meet & Greet with mentees, as well as a two-hour training in November. The 2023 program will begin in January 2023.

Mentors should meet with their mentee at least one hour a month, whether in-person or virtually. Additionally, this is a yearly program with the introduction of new mentees and mentors every year.

From VC Woman Achieve Founders

Schedule of Events 2021

Oct 25 - 29

Announcement of selected mentors and mentees

Nov 17

Mentor and mentee Meet & Greet Reception

Dec 1

Match Day

Dec 15

Mentee Orientation

Schedule of Events 2022

Jan 5

Kickoff Announcement

Feb 9

Central Quarterly Meeting #1

Feb 17

NWA Quarterly Meeting #1

Mar 31

First Quarter Mentor and Mentee Surveys Due

Apr 28

Soiree Women’s Leadership Symposium

May 11

NWA Quarterly Meeting #2

May 19

Central Quarterly Meeting #2

Jun 30

Second Quarter Mentor and Mentee Surveys Due

Aug 17

NWA Quarterly Meeting #3

Aug 25

Central Quarterly Meeting #3

Sep 30

Third Quarter Mentor and Mentee Surveys Due

Dec 2

Fourth Quarter Mentor and Mentee Surveys Due

Dec 7

NWA Quarterly Meeting #4 (Graduation)

Dec 14

Central Quarterly Meeting #4 (Graduation)

Thanks to our VCWoman Achieve sponsors!

Wright Lindsey Jennings