Meet A Milestone Maker: Vicki Johnson, Founder of ProFellow

2018-07-21T11:39:24-07:00 July 17th, 2018|Resources, Support/Mentor Networks|

“We’re uniting a more diverse candidate base to fellowships. Before ProFellow, fellowships were primarily known by word of mouth. As you can imagine, that limited their exposure to small, privileged networks of people. Now that anyone can easily discover fellowships online through ProFellow, more people from different experiences and backgrounds are applying to these extraordinary work and study opportunities. Likewise, fellowships organizations are truly benefitting from this platform and are now recruiting their most impactful and diverse cohorts of candidates through ProFellow. Because of our unique audience, 80% of fellowship advertisers repeat their promotions with us every year.”

Vicki Johnson is the CEO & Founder of ProFellow, a platform that assists leaders at all career levels find and win funding for their next short-term work or study opportunity. ProFellow’s proprietary database contains more than 1,000 awards and professional programs, collectively worth more than $1 billion. Users get insider application tips from fellowship winners. All citizenships, ages, working across all disciplines are able to find funding for their next goal or big project.

Vicki’s experience as a four-time fellow informs her current work: when she founded ProFellow with her husband Ryan Johnson, she was living in New Zealand as a Fulbright scholar and an Ian Axford Fellow in Public Policy for the NZ Ministry of Civil Defense & Emergency Management. Prior to this, she had a successful 15 year career in public policy. Johnson achieved her BA in government from Cornell University, MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD from Massey University in Emergency Management/Psychology.

In our Milestone Maker program, Johnson is working on launching a new scalable digital product to sell to her existing audience and generate additional revenue  Stay tuned here for developments on her progress.


Milestone Makers is a prestigious 12-week program designed to help founders set and hit their next critical company milestone. Carefully selected entrepreneurs to receive individualized mentoring, training, and resources all at no cost.

Launched in 2016, Milestone Makers is a program that selects a small cohort of entrepreneurs to receive individualized business mentoring, coaching, training, and resources. The goal is to help entrepreneurs set, hit, and celebrate milestones critical to company growth.

Entrepreneurs apply to take part in this 12-week program. Upon acceptance, participants are matched with executive coaches and mentors who are leaders in their industry and given access to customized resources that meet each founder’s needs. The program also provides media and PR opportunities.

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