Dear Esteemed Colleague,
We are excited to announce the call for expressions of interest from potential mentors for the “Empowering Early-Career Female Academics in Biosciences for Effective Leadership” Pilot mentorship initiative at Nnamdi Azikiwe University. This initiative, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, SESH Global, and the WHO TDR Global, aims to provide mentorship support to early-career female academics in biosciences, focusing on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
As an intending mentor, your role will be crucial in guiding and supporting these academics to overcome challenges and excel in their academic careers. Your expertise and experience will help shape the next generation of female leaders in Biosciences.
We are seeking mentors who can commit to:
• Providing guidance and support to mentees in navigating challenges such as combining family responsibilities with career growth, obtaining funding, and managing work-life balance.
• Sharing knowledge and expertise in areas such as research, manuscript development, publication in high-impact journals, and effective time management.
• Offering mentorship in a format that aligns with the preferences of the mentees, including one-on-one or group sessions, and in-person or virtual meetings.
Your commitment to mentorship and dedication to advancing gender equity in academia are highly valued. If you are interested in becoming a mentor for this initiative, please complete the expression of interest form via this link ( by [30/03/2024].

We look forward to your participation in this transformative mentorship program.

Best regards,

Dr Ogechukwu B. Aribodor
Principal Investigator