Amplify is a career sponsorship program led by GEAR to foster leadership skills development and career growth among womxn, non-binary people, and transgender people (WNBTP) in the animal rights movement. This program is open internationally.

The Amplify Program pairs protégés who are looking to move into senior leadership or executive roles with amplifiers who are already senior leaders or executives.

There's an initial nine-month commitment between an amplifier and a protégé, which can be extended on a case-by-case basis. Each amplifier-protégé pair decides on a regular communication plan. Throughout the program, protégés and amplifiers attend networking events, career development workshops, share resources, and actively take charge of building the protégé’s career, while being good role models for others in the movement.

See the full program description here.

See Cohort One Amplify Program Report, July 2020 here.

We are still seeking Amplifiers! Apply here.

Protégé applications closed August 31, 2019.

Stay tuned for details about this pilot cohort, and about the next round of Amplify.


Matches will be made between applicants based on career trajectory, professional interests, and references.

  • Aug. 31, 2019: Applications for both Amplifiers and Protégés due

  • Sept. 30, 2019: Pairs announced

  • October 2019 (exact date TBD): Program launches, starting with virtual training for all selected amplifiers and protegés, so that all may be comfortable and ready to succeed in their new roles.

If the amplifier or protegé is not comfortable with the match, they may decline to participate, though we cannot guarantee that another match will be made during this or any future cycle.

We'll do everything we can to find suitable matches, but we cannot guaranteed that all applicants will be paired at this time. We may open another round of applications and matching in the Spring of 2020, and we will keep the community informed. Suitable candidates who are not paired at this time will receive priority during the next round. We encourage feedback about the pairing process so that we may improve upon it. You can reach us at