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2024 WWLF Fellowship Program

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Call for Fellowship Nominations

The Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum (WWLF) accepts nominations annually (note: nominations are CLOSED for 2024). The Fellowship Program aims to empower and inspire newer professionals to the telecommunications industry who strive for leadership development by using WWLF opportunities to support the individual’s growth. One recipient will be selected to receive the award, so nominate yourself or a peer today!

How to apply:

  • Read requirements for nominees
  • Fill out the Fellowship Application (to be completed by applicant/nominee) PDF | Word
  • Return application, resume and statement of interest to

The deadline for applications is March 22, 2024.

  • Winner will be announced the week of April 15.
  • Connect (X) event is May 14-16, 2024 in Atlanta, GA at Georgia World Congress Center.
  • Fellowship winner recognized May 16 at WWLF's annual event.

Contact WWLF Executive Director of Programs, Debra Mercier at or call with questions at 630-631-7889.

Benefits include:

  • Complimentary WWLF membership for duration of term (if already a member when selected, the remainder of her pre-existing membership term will resume following completion of the Fellowship term)
  • Featured on the WWLF website as Award winner
  • Pairing with a Mentor for duration of term
  • Participation in a WWLF Committee (to be selected by the WWLF Board)
  • Complimentary admission to WWLF events at Connect (X) and MWCA during term
  • All-expenses-paid trip to Connect (X) (value of $1,500)
  • Discounted membership for one full year following award term
  • Award Winners will provide a “testimonial” at the end of the term and will complete a survey about the WWLF fellowship experience

Fellowship Nominee Requirements

  • Nominee must be a woman
  • Nominee must be employed in the wireless industry for FEWER than 5 years, or entering the industry
  • Nominees may or may not be a current WWLF member at time of award
  • Nominee cannot be chosen as a recipient for two consecutive years
  • Consistently attend monthly one-on-one meetings with Mentor (either in-person or via phone
  • Provide meeting logs and other required deliverables as described in the Mentorship information packet
  • Fully prepare for each Mentorship meeting (including completion of any homework/deliverables that Mentor assigned)
  • Attend at least two networking events with Mentor
  • Work at WWLF booth and event registration table, participate in comprehensive WIA itinerary, and otherwise represent WWLF however deemed appropriate during WIA
  • Actively participate in one WWLF Committee for duration of term. Participation updates will be provided by Committee Chair
  • Complete quarterly call with Mentorship Chairperson
  • Provide photo for WWLF website and email blast announcing Fellowship recipient
  • Complete end-of-term questionnaire and testimonial

Note: If either Fellowship Award Recipient or Mentor does not fulfill the requirements noted above, the applicable trips to Connect (X) may be revoked. 

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