Women of NATE (WON) is elated to announce the inaugural participants of the WON Mentorship Program. The Mentorship Program is designed to help all participants climb higher together. After the outpouring of excitement and applications to participate in the program received from NATE UNITE 2019 attendees, mentors and mentees were matched and mentoring began in March.
Inaugural WON Mentorship Program participants include: Miranda Allen, Christie Anderson, Marsha Bartlett, Carolina Bellino, Cindy Benabderrahman, Ariana DeCrescentis, Amy Dolce, Brian Hills, Jordyn M. Ladner, Andy Page Lee, Lesley Liarikos, Amber Mamp, Loui McCurley, Jessica Mink, Brenda Myers, Paula Nurnberg, Stephenie Ransonet, Shama Ray, Chris Rensburgh, Steve Roessler, April Shipley-Brenner, Monica Vink, Eric Walls
“Mentoring improves employee satisfaction and retention, makes your company more appealing to recruits, and trains your leaders. 71% of Fortune 500 companies have already established internal mentoring programs, realizing that a workplace mentoring program can serve an employee from the time they are newly hired, to being a senior executive,” stated Andy Lee, Women of NATE (WON) Committee Chairwoman. “Mentoring is a two-way street on which both the mentor and mentee receive substantial benefits. And the best part is, the WON Mentorship Program is FREE to NATE Members,” added Lee.
The WON Mentorship Program is designed to foster an exchange of ideas, expertise and camaraderie among NATE members at all levels. From emerging professionals to industry veterans, participants can grow both professionally and personally by learning from each other’s perspectives, discussing professional issues and supporting their peers in the resolution of their challenges.
“This program is open to both men and women, and as you can see, we have both represented in the inaugural class. With the demand for skilled employees increasing, WON believes it is critical to assist NATE members in attracting, retaining and growing their teams. Thus, the WON Mentorship Program was formed,” stated Miranda Allen, WON Committee Member and Mentorship Team Member.
The goal-oriented program is designed for participants to speak via phone, or in person if logistics allow, one to two times a month for a term of one year. During these calls, mentors and mentees will work through current goals and establish new goals based on the ongoing dialog during each call or meeting.
Interested WON Mentorship Program participants are encouraged to go to the WON Mentorship Program page on the NATE website, click on the Mentor & Mentee Questionnaire button, complete the questionnaire and then email it to [email protected]. This questionnaire will be used to make potential matches based on development goals and interests.
The WON Mentorship Team point of contact is WON Mentorship Team Member Christy Hall. Christy can be reached via email at [email protected] or by phone at 918-682-1435.