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Connecting women in the VFX & Animation Industry to the next generation of talent

We are pleased to announce that Animated Women UK have partnered with Disney UK & Ireland to create a mentorship programme for women in the Animation and VFX industries. This online initiative brings together women currently working within these industries and connects them with aspiring talent to promote the growth of the next generation of women.

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This mentoring initiative is free for AWUK members
Anytime, anywhere online access
Real employees share the latest insights
Get actionable advice & build your network!

Why Join?

Gain Insight into the Animation and VFX Industries

Get seasoned advice on what life in the industry is really like in these industries from women currently working within it

speak to real VFX employees
speak to real VFX employees

Make connections in the Industry

Start building your industry connections and gain access to professional channels that might not have otherwise been known to you

Build a career plan with advice from those who are where you want to be

Set goals and objectives and learn how to plan for a successful future in VFX and/ or Animation with advice from some of the industry's top female professionals.

speak to real VFX employees
speak to real VFX employees

Use online Slack Channels to have your questions answered

No need to work your schedule around someone else's. Rather, seek advice when it's convenient for you via web-based slack channels

Encourage the next generation of female talent

Share your knowledge, skill and experience to help shape the career of the next generation of women in VFX and Animation

speak to real VFX employees
speak to real VFX employees

No Awkward Coffees - Mentor students online when it's convenient for you

Using online slack channels, mentoring is at your convenience via your mobile or computer

Get trained on how to help students make informed career decisions

Learn how to utilise your invaluable experience in the workplace to help underserved students get off on the right foot

speak to real VFX employees
speak to real VFX employees

Enjoy ongoing support and guidance whenever you need it

The Prospela team (and your fellow mentors!) are on hand to personally support you throughout your e-mentoring experience.

Steps to becoming a Mentee

  • 1
    Sign up as a Mentee here at Prospela
    Complete our 5-min sign-up form, which will help us match you with real employees
  • 2
    Complete your online training
    It takes just 10 min and you'll learn the fundamentals of mentoring, how to build your professional network and make the most your new connections!
  • 3
    Get introduced to your E-Mentor!
    You'll receive your E-Mentor's profile. We'll prep you and help you nail your introduction to get started!
  • 4
    Enjoy ongoing support & advice from Prospela
    It's not just your E-Mentor who'll be with you along the way. The Prospela team are on-hand to support you as you progress!
  • 1
    Complete the E-Mentor application form here at Prospela
    Complete our 5-min sign-up form, which will help us match you with your Mentee(s)
  • 2
    Complete your online training
    It takes just 10 min and will help you better understand your role, how to manage your mentee(s), and the best approach to giving advice & feedback to young people from underserved backgrounds
  • 3
    Get introduced to your Mentee(s)!
    You'll receive your Mentee's profile. We'll prep you and help you introduce yourself
  • 4
    Enjoy ongoing support & advice from Prospela
    The Prospela team (and your fellow E-Mentors!) are on-hand to support you as your mentoring relationships progress and whenever you need us!

Hear from the Prospela community!

  • Prospela is a relaxed, supportive and friendly platform for e-mentoring, where you can find mentoring guidance and bounce ideas

    Katie Prospela Mentor (works in VFX at Framestore)
  • My mentees inspire me to challenge my own creative juices. It gives me full creativity which is a nice change from my day-to-day job!

    Davi Prospela Mentor (works at Escape Studios/Pearson)
  • It's a pleasure to observe my mentee's success. Talking on-the-go is nice and easy and professionals of all levels can get involved. You don't have to be the boss to start helping pull others up the ladder!

    Harj Prospela Mentor
  • It's been fantastic adding an extra experienced set of eyes to my MA work. I've been able to ask questions I wouldn't feel comfortable asking in the usual setting when you meet industry professionals.

    Tom Student & Aspiring Character Animator, Wales
  • It brightens up my day when I see my Prospela messages!

    Sophie Aspiring Animator, Portsmouth
  • My mentor helped me with post-16 applications, school work, ideas and projects to expand my skills. It's really easy and quick to talk to her and shes really friendly.

    Laura Yr 11 Student & Aspiring Illustrator, London
Get involved now!

This initiative is free for AWUK members