Momentum offers mentor matching as a free service to our community. Studies show that successful mentoring relationships lead to greater success on a personal and professional level. Mentoring women is especially important in order to see more women in leadership roles.
“25 percent of employees who participated in a mentoring program had a salary-grade change, compared to only 5 percent of the workers who did not participate.” — Forbes, Women Need Mentors Now More Than Ever.
Over the years Momentum has facilitated more than a thousand mentoring relationships. Our mentors are some of the most distinguished professional women in the state. They come from a wide range of industries, from manufacturing to healthcare, and a variety of roles, from CEO to scientist. Many are alumnae of the Momentum program, others are friends of Momentum willing to generously give their time and expertise.
To build and strengthen those who serve in our network, Momentum has a highly successful mentoring program that operates on three levels:
- Each leadership class participant has the opportunity to be paired with a senior mentor. Momentum works with participants to identify specific areas in which they wish to grow. We then search our network to find the best possible match based on skill-set, life experiences, and personality.
- Our leadership classes are divided into smaller co-mentoring groups that meet outside of class days at least once a month. This peer-to-peer mentoring is a very effective way for participants to share experiences, learn from one another, and build lasting relationships.
- Upon graduation each of our classes receive training on how to effectively mentor others. Momentum partners with local universities, young professional groups, and nonprofits focused on women & girls to match our graduates with a mentee.
Anyone can request a mentor through Momentum, and there is no cost to participate in the program. If you are interested in being paired with a mentor, fill out our mentor request form. Our Mentor Coordinator will follow up and get to work finding a good match for your needs. While Momentum cannot guarantee that you will be matched with a mentor, we have a very high success rate in pairing mentors with mentees.
More information on finding a mentor.
Everyone has talents, skills, experiences, and connections that can benefit someone else. If you are interested in joining our program as a Mentor, fill out our mentor form to tell us a little about yourself. Our Mentor Coordinator will contact you to discuss next steps.
More information on being a mentor.