Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership

The U.S. Embassy is now accepting applications for the Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. This public-private partnership, conducted in coordination with Fortune Most Powerful Women, connects emerging women leaders from around the world with mentors from Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women. Fortune’s Most Powerful Women mentors include CEOs and senior executives from America’s most prestigious companies such as Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, and other well-known, U.S.-based entities. Selected participants develop their managerial and business skills, as well as expand their professional networks, while gaining experience in the U.S. in a three-week program from March 24 to April 12, 2019.

The program begins with an orientation in Washington, D.C., where mentees meet with senior women leaders in government, business, academia, civil society, and the media.  Participants then travel individually to their host company’s location for a ten-day mentorship with a Fortune Most Powerful Woman and her team.  The program concludes with a debriefing in New York City, where participants reflect on their experience and discuss future leadership opportunities.

Eligible participants are women who are very likely to reach the top levels in business, NGOs, or business associations and still have potential for professional growth. They must have an excellent command of English, including business-related terms. Participants should demonstrate a willingness to engage fully in all aspects of the program.  Please note that participants may attend to their jobs back home only outside of program hours. Many past participants have had higher education degrees in business and management, but there is no mandatory education-level qualification.

Priority is given to women leaders who have never lived, worked, or studied in the United States. Individuals who work for Fortune 500 companies abroad are not eligible.


  • Click here to download the application form. Please email your applications to
  • Applications are due to the U.S. Embassy in Tunis on November 18, 2018. Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Questions may be sent to
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.