In keeping with our mission of “Connecting the dots across kids and family media,” CMA is thrilled to offer the 2023 Mentorship Program dedicated to further helping our members lead, innovate, and shape the future of children’s media! Through this program, CMA fosters greater connections and opportunities within its membership community as well as across the greater childrens & family media industry.
The CMA Mentorship Program…
Aims to help mentees establish meaningful professional relationships with leading children’s media professionals, helping them to grow in their careers and achieve their long-term goals.
Encourages reciprocal mentorship where it is understood that both mentors and mentees have something invaluable to offer one another regardless if they are an established professional, just beginning their career in children’s media, or anywhere in between.
Seeks to help diversify the industry by formalizing the process of sharing our community’s wealth of experience with those who can benefit from it, especially those who have not historically been afforded such resources, and thereby bringing more diverse voices to children’s media. Mentoring programs boost promotion and retention rates among women and underrepresented groups from 15% to 38%, and increase minority representation at the management level from 9% to 24.
Our program wouldn’t be possible without the knowledge, expertise and experience of our inspiring Mentors. For the 2023 program we have consciously expanded our mentors to hail from all childrens and family media verticals, including several mentors that are multi-discipline experts.
If YOU would like to sign up to be a Mentor for the 2023 program please click on the link below.
Check out last year’s talented mentors with expertise across the spectrum of the children’s media industry:
Apply to be a Mentor in our 2023 Mentorship Program HERE
Claire Fleitz, Mentorship Manager
Karen Martin, VP Programming, Director of Mentorship
Shemeka Foster, Coordinators
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