Womentoring:  It's what we do!
 
 
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Womentoring  is a community-building mentoring program that develops women's skills, confidence and local network through an integrated and empowering  nine-month calendar of workshops, dinners, and events.

 

Started in 2006, Womentoring is intended to foster women’s personal, professional, and civic leadership.  Womentoring enables women to live meaningful lives by committing time and energy to their own growth as well as that of others. Womentum believes that when women define their own goals and are inspired through a mentoring relationship, they become empowered leaders within their community.

 

The first nine-month Womentoring program launched in September 2007 with eight mentor/mentee pairs.  The program now supports double that each year.  Mentoring pairs attend small group dinners, workshops, and events during the program, starting with a Kick-off in September and concluding with a Harvest Celebration in May.  The Harvest is meant to share what the seeds of Womentoring have grown, but not to close the mentoring relationship - many pairs stay connected years after participating in Womentoring.

 

Womentum uses skill sets and goals to match Mentor/Mentee pairs, and each pair discusses their skills and interests to set positive outcomes they will seek together through the mentoring process. Most Womentoring participants have indicated they successfully completed at least one of their goals during the session. As one past participant noted, “By watching my mentor’s diversity of experience, I realized that it is possible to fit many lifetimes into one – that I could achieve professionally and still retain a well-rounded personal life.”

 

With a growing network of over 300 Womentoring Alumnae, we have established a bonded community of supportive, informed, and empowered women and leaders. Womentoring graduates are currently serving in elected office, running local non-profits, starting businesses, and pursuing creative endeavors, not only for personal enrichment and fulfillment, but for the advancement and benefit of our community, our local economy, our families, and our culture.

Interested in applying? 

We accept applications for both mentors and mentees May 1-31 every year. The Womentoring program runs September through May, with the expectation that participants commit to attending all events in the calendar. We offer one cohort activity, dinner, or workshop each month as well as support for one-on-one mentoring experiences. Time commitment is anticipated at 3-5 hours per month, although many pairs choose to meet more often. Thanks to private donations, the fee to participate as a mentor or mentee in Womentoring is $150.00 per person. (Actual cost is $450.00)

2020-21 Applications Now Closed.

Next Application Window Opens May 2021.

 

2020-21 Womentoring Program Schedule:
  • ​Sunday, September 13, 2020 2PM:  Separate meet-and-greets for Mentors/mentees, followed by an optional hike.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 6PM: Womentoring Kickoff Dinner

  • Anytime during the month: mentors and mentees meet one-on-one

  • Tuesday, September 29, 6PM: Workshop #1 “Getting the most out of a mentoring relationship: protocol, boundaries, FUN”

  • Wednesday, October 21, 6PM: Small Group Dinner #1

  • Anytime during the month: mentors and mentees meet one-on-one

  • Friday, November 13: Women in Leadership Summit

  • Anytime during the month: mentors and mentees meet one-on-one

  • Sunday, December 6, 2PM: RPark Outing 

  • Anytime during the month: mentors and mentees meet one-on-one

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2019, 6PM: Mentor/Mentee dinners 

  • Anytime during the month: mentors and mentees meet one-on-one

  • Tuesday, February 2,  6PM: Workshop #2

  • Anytime during the month: mentors and mentees meet one-on-one

  • Tuesday, February 23, 6PM: Small Group Dinner #2

  • Anytime during the month: mentors and mentees meet one-on-one

  • Tuesday, March 16, 6PM: Workshop #3

  • Anytime during the month: mentors and mentees meet one-on-one

  • Tuesday, April 13, 6PM: Small Group Dinner #3

  • Anytime during the month: mentors and mentees meet one-on-one

  • Wednesday, May 12, 6PM: Harvest Ceremony Dinner

Womentoring participants continue to connect and network beyond thier 9-month program.  Wometum offers regular gatherings such as small group dinners, book groups, and "action philantropy" days where program Alumnae continue the dialogue of leadership, individuality, and support.  Keeping Alumnae engaged and connected brings about positive results as they enact their intellectual, philanthropic, and creative spirit to effectuate meaningful social change among their colleagues, constituents, children, and community.

Alumnae Engagement

 

Please contact us for more information about participating in or supporting Womentoring!

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