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Career Accelerator

Cohort 1: Bloom

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DATES & COMMITMENTS

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Global | Virtual | 10-Week Program: September – November 2021

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What is the Women in Voice Career Accelerator Cohort?

This cohort is designed for YOU.

The number one question we get from our community is “How do I start my career in voice?” “What are next steps to take?” “How do I figure out what I want to do next?” We have the tools.

Make the time. Are you ready to launch yourself? 

With hands-on workshops, take-home projects, and interactive sessions, the Women in Voice Career Accelerator Cohort will equip you to MAKE YOUR MOVE in the voice industry. Carve out time for yourself, learn actionable skills, connect you companies and projects!

The Basics:

Overall Program

  • Date Range: September 7, 2021-November 19, 2021
  • Asynchronous: 5 hours a week of independent work
  • Synchronous: 1.5 hours together on calls

Cohort Size:

Cohort of 10-20 people internationally

Cohort Leader:

Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek will be the Cohort Leader with other instructors and mentors joining weeks along the way.

Time Zone:

Synchronous Meetings will be scheduled between the hours of: 9am-noon PDT (check your time zone here)

Gender:

This program is for women and gender diverse folks. 

Career Stage:

We are open to all stages of careers. You must be 18 years and older. You can be a student, intern, pivoter, return from childcare, bored professional, someone stagnated, someone who has gotten glass ceilinged out etc.

Learn more below & apply today!

What is the cohort?

Details & Commitments

Learn all the details and topics to accelerate your career – with community!

Deep Dive into Details…

Date Range: September 7, 2021-November 19, 2021

  • Asynchronous:  5 hours a week of work
  • 1.5 hours synchronously – Synchronous Meetings will be scheduled between the hours of: 9am-noon PDT

Cohort size: 10-20 people internationally

Gender: This program is for women and gender diverse folks.

Participatory and Active: This is not a lecture course where you will sit in the back of the room. We love introverts and extroverts alike, but know you will be required to speak and participate actively. 

Expectations: You will need a computer, wifi connection, and access to Slack, Google Drive, and Asana.

Interdisciplinary: Which part of the voice field are you most passionate about? Great! We love them all and will support whatever direction you want to go in. Love robotics? Love conversational design? Want to build a company? Let’s help you with next steps.

Intersectional: We want to support lots of people with different backgrounds. We know time zones and availability will always make things more difficult, but we endeavor to have an inclusive cohort.

Team: You will join Cohort 1 which will be a team of people who support each other in their careers.

Social Media: You will be required to build a professional social media presence to fit your goals (i.e. voice actor, dev, designer, etc.)

Opportunities to write Medium posts, be featured on podcasts and much more!

 

Application fee: $20 USD

 

Apply for a scholarship to cover your application fee!

Scholarship Request: Is $20 USD too high for you at this moment? Send us an email at admin@womeninvoice.org with 100 words requesting the scholarship and why the timing is right for you to participate in this Accelerator.

10 Week Program!

September 7 – November 19, 2021

Interdisciplinary. Intersectional.

Designed for (and by) women and gender diverse folks.

Participatory and Active!

This is not a lecture course where you sit in the back of the room.

Application Fee + Scholarships

Fee = $20 USD. Scholarships available. Deadline to Apply: August 28, 8pm PDT

Program is free for accepted participants.

Comparable programs we’ve seen are $3k-13k USD, so this is a huge opportunity for the people ready to take the next steps.

Schedule & Takeaways

All this in ten weeks!

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Topics for Cohort 1

 

Week 1: You are Here: Where are you at? What does a “typical” career look like in 2021?

Week 2: Career Trajectories: Chart your past, present, and future 

Week 3: Across the Stack: Talking about all of the ecosystem

Week 4: Conversational Design: Build and Design Conversations

Week 5: Development: Build from Scratch, Define a Use Case and Build 

Week 6: Define and Grow It: Research and Project Building/Entrepreneurship

Week 7: People People People: Informational Interviews and Foot in the Door

Week 8: The Resume is Dead, Long Live the Portfolio: How do you showcase your work?

Week 9: Mentorship and Feedback: How do you iterate your work?

Week 10: Capstone: Showcase Your Work

Certified!

If you complete the projects in the course you’ll be awarded a Certificate of Completion similar to the one featured!

     

    WiV Career Accelerator Certificate

    Course Partner: OwnTrail

    You’ll be supported by our course partners, too!

    This includes cohort sponsor OwnTrail, a tool and community that will help you chart your past and future career path and connect with others!

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    Course Partner: Voiceflow

    Another partner supporting you is Voiceflow!

    Voiceflow helps teams design, prototype and launch voice & chat assistants.

    Emily Lonetto, Head of Growth at Voiceflow will be leading a cohort workshop in development!

    Voiceflow: Where Teams Create Convos

    Tangible Action:

    You will come out of this program with:

    • Vision: Clearer vision of yourself and your path
    • Community: Greater community in your area, internationally
    • Peers and Connections: Meet other people going through similar questions and journeys
    • Mentorship and Professional Connections: Professional peer group expanded and understood better
    • Resources: Access to relevant resources, podcasts, technical resources, books, worksheets etc

     

    Let’s do it together!

    Take the next step you’ve been afraid or struggling to make time for.

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    How To Apply

    Application Deadline: August 28, 2021 at 8pm PDT

    Advance your career with community

    The Women in Voice Career Accelerator Cohort is a tight-knit cohort of women and gender minorities supporting each other.

    If that’s a great fit for you, we hope you’ll apply!

    1) Review the Commitments:

    1. Are you ready to invest time and $20 USD in your career?
    2. Are you excited by the topics?
    3. Can you attend the synchronous meetings beetwen September 7, 2021-November 19, 2021?
    4. Are you ready to participate on calls actively
    5. Does the time frame fit your life schedule?

    Take time to sit with the information and make the decision for yourself before applying!

    2) Need financial aid?

    Scholarship Request: Is $20 USD too high for you at this moment? Send us an email at admin@womeninvoice.org with 100 words requesting the scholarship and why the timing is right for you to participate in this Accelerator.

    Deadline: August 28, 2021, 8pm PDT

    Pay It Forward: If you would like to pay it forward for other women and gender minorities, donate to the scholarship fund HERE or BECOME A SPONSOR!

    3) Before August 28: Complete the Cohort Application Form

    Fill out your cohort application form and $20 USD application fee by August 28th, 2021 date to be considered!

    All applications will be reviewed August 30th.
    Cohort spots will be announced August 31st.

    Ready to advance your career?

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    Timeline

    Cohort Applications due August 28. [Apply Here]
    All applications will be reviewed August 30.
    Cohort spots will be announced August 31.

     

    Overall Program

    Date Range: September 7 – November 19, 2021

    5 hours a week of independent work
    1.5 hours together on synchronous calls within  9am-12pm Pacific Time

    Ready to apply?

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