Mentor Program

Linking today’s professionals with tomorrow’s leaders

 

To our mentees, congratulations on being awarded a Women’s Executive Council scholarship. To our mentors, thank you for graciously volunteering your time and talents to our current scholars.

Since 1987, Women’s Executive Council scholarships have been the turning point in many lives, especially those who have embraced and encouraged the opportunity for personal growth, self-improvement, and professional development.

The WEC Mentorship Program is designed to:

  • Support WEC’s Vision – To embrace and empower women to serve Central Florida women. Specifically, WEC’s Mentor Connect is designed to engage our scholarship recipients and member volunteers by facilitating mentorship and development opportunities.

  • Develop the WEC Characteristics for Leadership – Strategic, Courageous, Focused, Inclusive, Authentic, Influential, Diplomatic.

 

Rules of Engagement for Mentors & Mentees:

Expectations of the Mentee

  • Commit to a six-month engagement

  • Meet at the agreed-upon times

  • Keep all confidences between you and your mentor

  • Commit to completing any assignments and activities your mentor recommends

  • Be prepared to report the outcomes of your assignments

  •  Be receptive to coaching and feedback on factors that could positively/negatively impact your role as a business leader

  •  Be willing to evaluate the process periodically, and at closure, to review accomplishments

  • For more tips, read “Top 10 Tips for Being a Good Mentee” at Insala.com.

 

Expectations for the Mentor

  • Commit to a six-month engagement

  • Meet at the agreed-upon times

  • Keep all confidences between you and your mentee

  • Provide sound advice (assignments) in response to specific development concerns

  • Hold mentee accountable for completing assignments

  • Offer clear, constructive and honest feedback about positive factors to encourage and about negative factors to guide correction

  • Be willing to evaluate the process periodically, and at closure, to review accomplishments

  • For more tips, read “How to Be an Amazing Mentor: 12 Ways to Make a Positive Impact on Others” at Hubspot.com.

 

2020-2021 WEC Mentor Connect Cohort

WEC’s Mentorship Program called “Mentor Connect” is a six-month program to facilitate mentors and mentees relationships. WEC will host monthly Zoom calls scheduled each third Thursday of the month, beginning October 2020. These calls are designed to provide a convenient opportunity for mentors and mentees to easily meet. Following a brief welcome, mentors and mentees will be placed in breakout rooms for the balance of the call. Feel free to make these Third Thursday calls your routine time/place to convene with each other; otherwise, we give you the latitude to determine the best schedule, format and frequency for you and your mentor/mentee.

You will receive a meeting invite for the recurring monthly Zoom meetings. 

 

Each meeting is from 5 pm - 6 pm

 


Resume Writing

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Join Laura Arrowsmith and Mark Acker from VACO, an industry leader in talent solutions will discuss how to open doors with your resume in our digital world.

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LinkedIn & Social Media

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Catch the recording as we welcomed three amazing leaders in their industry as they shared how they dominated the social media space. Live Q & A followed the discussion. 

Diane Diaz
Lead Speaking Coach & Personal Brand Strategist
Speaking Your Brand
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Lynn Mulherin
Pioneering Technology Executive & Small Business Entrepreneur
Pearls of Wisdom
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Megan Paquin, APR, CPRC
President, Florida Public Relations Association's Orlando Chapter
Adjunct Instructor, Nicholson School of Communications and Media
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Goal Setting

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Setting Goals That Matter | Samantha Kris | TEDXLaval

As a success coach with a background in marketing, I understand the necessity of emotion to move people towards the desired outcome. Capitalizing on research into the effect that emotions have on accountability, I will share my proprietary way of goal setting that challenges us to put our feelings at the core of our goals. ABOUT SAMANTHA KRIS Samantha Kris is an international success coach, author, and speaker. She is also the founder of the Bossing Up movement, a community that empowers each other to harness their hunger for more and create opportunities for themselves and others. Samantha is passionate about helping people get from where they are to where they want to be. She uses her personal experiences, rich marketing background, and business acumen to elevate the success of individuals and businesses alike. Her proprietary method of goal setting earned her five promotions in five years, enabled her to double her income in that time, and propelled her into the life of an entrepreneur. Her approach and ability to help people and projects realize their full potential has shaped her into a true agent for change. Samantha Kris is an international success coach, author, and speaker. She is also the founder of the Bossing Up movement, a community that empowers each other to harness their hunger for more and create opportunities for themselves and others. Samantha is passionate about helping people get from where they are to where they want to be. She uses her personal experiences, rich marketing background, and business acumen to elevate the success of individuals and businesses alike. Her proprietary method of goal setting earned her five promotions in five years, enabled her to double her income in that time, and propelled her into the life of an entrepreneur. Her approach and ability to help people and projects realize their full potential has shaped her into a true agent for change. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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Develop A Plan, Make The Impossible Possible | Amara Leggett | TEDxNewAlbany

Amara Leggett is an accomplished 16-year-old who has already graduated from both New Albany High School and Columbus State Community College. Her talk centers around how to form a plan that allows you to do what at first seemed unthinkable, which for her meant graduating from high school and college simultaneously. Amara is an accomplished 16 years old - she has already graduated from both New Albany High School and Columbus State Community College. She will discuss how to form a plan that allows you to do what at first seemed unthinkable, which for her meant graduating from high school and college simultaneously. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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The Art of Goal Setting | Keiana Cave | TEDxUofM

Keiana Cavé talked about her ideology of not setting SMART goals. She advocates dreaming big so as to not limit yourself. In order to change the world, sometimes you have to be unrealistic. Cavé is only a sophomore at the University of Michigan, and she is already listed as a member of Forbes 30 Under 30 and has made advances in the field of chemistry. Keiana is a researcher, entrepreneur, and a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Michigan. At the age of 15, Keiana began researching the BP oil spill and ultimately invented a carcinogen-fighting molecule and created her own startup, which is currently being supported by both the University and Chevron. She is also a brand representative in various fashion and modeling companies and she hopes to use her influence in both science and fashion to blend the two together to promote female empowerment. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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Networking

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Movie and discussion. Invite someone your MENTEE to meet.

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