Women of Asphalt Mentorship Program


Women of Asphalt (WofA) is a national organization supporting women who work in the asphalt industry through mentorship, education, and advocacy. Formed in 2018, WofA seeks to encourage workforce diversity not only by supporting women currently in the industry but also by inspiring other women to pursue careers in it. WofA hosts events at World of Asphalt each spring and also produces a podcast, Women of Asphalt: Where We Belong. Membership in WofA is free; sign up at womenofasphalt.org.

A primary goal of WofA is to provide networking and mentoring opportunities for its members. Mentoring is particularly valuable for women working in a male-dominated field. Being able to identify with a role model and interact with her in a positive way helps increase confidence for mentees. Mentors also provide wisdom, perspective, and encouragement. A good mentoring relationship can foster success by enhancing professional networks, facilitating knowledge transfer, developing leadership and professional skills, and promoting personal development.

Register to become a mentor and/or mentee in the new WofA Mentorship Program at womenofasphalt.org/networking-and-mentoring. Mentors and mentees will then be matched, and WofA will provide resources for all participants, including a mentorship guidebook and an online training webinar. New mentoring relationships will begin in January 2021, with mentors/mentees meeting virtually or in person on a monthly basis through the end of the year. Participants may also choose to engage through other WofA events and training.