Mentorship Exchange

The Adweek Mentorship Exchange is a mutually beneficial learning environment hosted by Adweek and created for practitioners in the advertising, marketing, and media industries. In its fifth year, the program is evolving to further elevate diverse talent through its hallmark 1:1 matching process. The exchange will be separated into 3 separate tracks: Brand, Agency, and Creator (coming soon) to help equip mentees and mentors with the tools to foster mutual learning.

How it Works

Adweek will choose mentees and mentors based on a simple application process, selecting the strongest pitches while prioritizing diversity and inclusion. If you are a marketing, agency, or creator professional, you can submit a pitch to mentor or be mentored by a qualified individual. Adweek will qualitatively evaluate every pitch and assign the strongest one for each candidate based on the merit of submission. If chosen, Adweek recommends each pairing meets 2-3 times for 45 minutes before the end of the year. Anything beyond that duration of time is up to the mentor and mentee to decide.

Ready to Apply?

Step 1
Review Program Qualifications

Interested candidates should choose one track based on your professional background. Please review simple guidelines on each page to choose which one is best for you!

Step 2
Submit Your Pitch

Fill out the respective application of your choosing and click submit. Brand applications are due by 5/10 8pm. Agency applications are due by 5/19 8pm.

Step 3
Await Response

After submitting your application, you will hear back from Adweek in May if you are or are not accepted.



I learned as much from them as they may have from me. This community appreciates all you do to inspire the next generation of marketing talent.

— Melissa Waters, CMO, Upwork

This program offers a unique opportunity to tap into the next generation of multi-cultural leaders who are eager to learn and grow.

— Jeanine Liburd, Chief Social Impact and Communications Officer, BET

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