The ARA Thrive Mentoring Program facilitates mentoring relationships for women retirement professionals interested in developing new competences, expanding their network, and navigating career transitions.
Each mentee outlines their area of interest and is subsequently paired with a member that is proficient and experienced in that area. This program is progressive because it allows pairings, based on mentee goals, within and across ARA sister organizations: American Society of Enrolled Actuaries (ASEA), American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA), National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA), and Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA); those pairings can occur across disciplines as well.
Whether you’re looking for a mentor or willing to be one — or both! — this is your opportunity to enhance your connection to the industry. Apply here to become a mentor or mentee.
Who is eligible to be a mentor or mentee?
Women who are members — in good standing — of one or more of ARA’s five sister organizations (ASEA, ASPPA, NAPA, NTSA, and PSCA).
How does it work? Mentors and mentees connect on a monthly basis, over a one-year period. When possible, formal in-person meetings are encouraged at the annual Women in Retirement Conference (WiRC) and other events related to ARA’s sister organizations.
Once you submit a completed application, you will be placed in our mentor queue. The timing and process for matching mentors and mentees depends on different factors, such as the of number of applications we receive. However, we will keep your application in our mentor queue until you are matched, or until you request we remove your application from consideration.
Both the mentee and recommended mentor will have the opportunity to agree to the pairing before they are officially assigned to work together.