Why Korea?

Korea still has one of the lowest rates of female labor force participation in the OECD— 20 percentage points below the best performers. Women are paid about 37 percent less than men. Females take up just 2 percent of senior management positions—compared to the OECD average of 20 percent.

- Christine Lagarde (Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund)


Program Overview



Our team recruits high-potential female Korean women interested in pursuing a leadership role in the future. Mentors include leaders in government, international development, law, entertainment and more!

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WomanUp offers mentor interviews. These interviews are designed to answer your most pressing questions. This is your opportunity to hear their stories before you request to be matched with your top choice mentor.



As of March 2019, we have reached a strong network of over 124 mentees and 61 mentors.

* Accessible to mentees and mentors only.