The ideal mentor applicant is one who has at least 10 years active experience in the defense industry. The mentor should also demonstrate leadership and communication skills. It is preferred that the mentor applicant has some previous experience in mentoring or teaching. She or he should have a commitment to the value of diversity.
Mentors do not need to be WID members, although preference will be given to those that are.
The ideal protégé candidate is one who has clear personal goals relating to the defense industry, and is open to constructive advise. The protégé should also be willing to communicate openly, honestly, and respectfully. She or he should have a commitment to the value of diversity.
Protégés must be WID members.