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.
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.
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.
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.