Join Woman Rise

Woman Rise is a program and community designed to bring women to the table to rise together through meaningful mentorship.

Join Woman Rise

Join as a Mentor

Be the guide you wish you had!

Join as a Mentee

Help is on the way!

What is Woman Rise?

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

In the Woman Rise mentorship program, 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

Registration for Woman Rise 2022 opens September 8, 2021.

Registration deadline is October 8, 2021.

The inaugural Woman Rise program takes place January 2022 – December 2022.

Throughout the year, Woman Rise 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

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 inaugural program.

This program is for Arkansas residents only. Those selected will be notified in October 2021. Once selected, mentors will be invited to a Meet & Greet with mentees, as well as a two-hour training in November. The program will begin on January 5, 2022.

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.

Schedule of Events 2021

Sept 8

Applications open!

Oct 8

Application deadline

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

Janu 12

Kickoff Luncheon

Mar 31

First Quarter Mentor and Mentee Report

Apr (date TBD)

Speaker & Group discussion

Apr (date TBD)

Soiree Women’s Leadership Symposium

Jun 30

Second Quarter Mentor and Mentee Report

Jul (date TBD)

Speaker and group discussion

Sept 30

Third Quarter Mentor and Mentee Report

Oct (date TBD)

Speaker and group discussion

Dec 1

Fourth Quarter Mentor and Mentee Report

Dec 7

Graduation and Holiday Party!

Thanks to our Woman Rise sponsors!

Wright Lindsey Jennings