Million Women Mentors: Mentor of the Year Award

Nominate an Extraordinary Mentor! More Details Below


Million Women Mentors recognizes the value of mentorship and would like to celebrate all mentors. The relationship between a mentor and mentee can have a lifelong impact on both parties, inspiring and motivating each other to become the best versions of themselves. Million Women Mentors would like to honor one individual especially; someone who embodies the values of an outstanding mentor. Whether you’re a girl in elementary school student or a woman in the midst of her career, we want to hear from you. If your mentor is extraordinary, tell the world by nominating her/him for the Million Women Mentors Mentor of the Year Award. The deadline for nomination is Friday September 8th, 2017.

To nominate your mentor, record a 90 to 120 second video of yourself answering the questions below. In order to be eligible you must answer each of the following questions:

–       What is your name, school and year or professional title at your organization?

–       What is your mentor’s name and organization/company?

–       Why are you nominating her or him?

–       How has your mentor impacted you?

–       Why is Million Women Mentors important to you?

When submitting your video via email please include the following:

Mentor Info                                                 Mentee Info

Name                                                          Name

Organization/Company                                 School/Organization/Company

Job Title                                                     Year in school/ Professional title of Mentee

Email Address                                             Email Address

Phone Number                                            Phone Number

Submission Directions for Video Upload:

  1. Log in or create a free account at
  2. Upload video as mp4 file
  3. Once you upload your video, click “share”
  4. On the “To:” line, add and share!

*If you are under 18, please ask your parent/guardian complete and submit the attached video waiver.


Do I need to submit a video?

Yes. The video is a mandatory part of the nomination. However, if you would like to include additional paragraph expanding on your mentor’s impact, you may do so in the body of your email.

Does my video have to be uploaded as mp4 file?

Yes. It is more simpler on our end to upload your video on our YouTube channel.

Does my video have to be professionally edited?

No, you are not required to edit your video, but if you would like to please feel free to do so. However, we do suggest you take your video in a quiet, well-lit area for clarity and audibility purposes.

Can male mentors be nominated?

Of course! This award is gender-inclusive. Anyone who embodies the qualities of an impactful mentor for women or girls in STEM can be nominated.

If I am under the age of 18 can I nominate my mentor?

Yes! We encourage mentees of all ages to nominate their outstanding mentors. If you are under the age of 18, please complete and return the waiver form.

If I am a male mentee whose mentor does extraordinary work with female mentees can I still nominate my mentor?

Yes. Be specific in your video about the work your mentor has done with female mentees and encourage their female mentees to nominate them.

How will my mentor be notified?

Mentors will be notified by the phone and email that are provided with the nomination.

When is Million Women Mentor Awards Ceremony?

The Million Women Mentor Awards Luncheon will take place on October 24th, 2017 in Washington D.C.