Join the over 400 artists this program has helped already. Source: Shelly Leit via Pinterest

We recently shared a program with you that is dedicated to women in mentoring, and due to this being such an important topic to us, we wanted to share another program with you that is dedicated to the continued professional growth for women artists.

Since 1982, WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) has developed a mentoring program to provide the necessary support to women artists as they balance work and family life and deal with other challenges such as the under-representation of women in the industry, diversity, and building a successful career. There are few artists mentoring programs out there, and over the past 30 plus years, this program has served more than 450 artists that have gone on to have fruitful careers.

What differentiates this mentoring program from others is that it lasts for two years, and each participant plays a direct role in selecting her mentor, outlining her goals, and tracking her progress along the way. To go along with our Designing the Next Generation mission, this program has been created to serve a young and budding artist that is just beginning her career.

For those interested in participating in the program as either a protegee or mentor, the next two year cycle begins in January 2015. The program is currently accepting applications for both positions, and you can contact Tina Nemetz or Karen Searle for more information: 612-567-9276.

To learn more about artists mentoring programs, please contact us at Over My Shoulder Foundation. SHARE your mentoring stories with us on our Facebook page, consider donating to our foundation, and don’t forget to follow Over My Shoulder Foundation on Facebook too!



It’s a known fact that girls and women that participate in sports are more likely to stay in school, live a healthier lifestyle, and earn higher wages throughout their lives. For this reason, the U.S. State Department and espnW have created the Global Women’s Sports Mentoring Program. This will be one of the first sports mentoring programs of its kind targeted to women, and 17 emerging international women leaders will be paired with some of the most successful American women executives that work in sports-related fields for a 3 week mentorship program in the United States.


Hillary Clinton announced the program with John Ritter. Source: pennstatenews

Through this program, the American women business leaders will not only share with their mentees their expertise in sports and how it’s positively impacted their lives, but will also demonstrate their business and leadership skills. Outlined below are the following organizations that will be providing a mentor for this year’s Global Women’s Sports Mentoring Program:

  • Burton
  • Colavita
  • ESPN
  • Gatorade
  • LPGA Foundation
  • NCAA
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Stanton & Company
  • Under Armour
  • University of Oregon
  • USA Gymnastics
  • U.S. Olympic Committee
  • Women in Cable Telecommunications
  • Women’s Sports Foundation

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ESPN President John Kipper announced the program, which intends to use sports as a launching pad for expanding the breadth of possibilities for women and girls worldwide. Hopefully, this will be the first of many sports mentoring programs that will be used to empower women and girls to their fullest potential.

To learn more about the power of mentoring, please contact us at the Over My Shoulder Foundation.