LEAD and LEARN—Connecting Today’s Executives with Tomorrow’s Leaders

You are warmly welcome and encouraged to join us December 5 for the kick-off of SACC Chicago’s Mentoring Program. In town to help launch our program is Gunilla Girardo, former President of SACC-USA, life-long passionate mentor and a champion facilitator of Swedish-American business relations, now an Executive Recruiter for European companies in the U.S. She will explain the business and career benefits of mentoring and show how to build a rewarding mentoring relationship. We’ll finish our kick-off with a fun and interactive flash mentoring session. 
SACC Chicago’s Mentoring Program will serve as a bridge for our young professionals to gain insights into various career paths and learn from more experienced professionals how to navigate and manage in today’s complex and ever-changing business landscape.  By using our great SACC Chicago member network of accomplished professionals from a variety of industries, our goal is to give back and pay it forward to our ambitious young professionals and help them accelerate their careers, develop as professionals and learn from our joint vast experiences.

Our Mentoring Program will run between January and June of 2020. Current Mentors and Mentees will be present at this event and share their experience. New Mentors and Mentees will be matched after our kick-off. Mentees and Mentors will meet 4-5 times during the Spring. These meetings are scheduled when and where convenient for both of you. Ideally, you’ll meet in person but sometimes a Skype or Facetime meeting will suffice. We will finish our Spring mentoring program with a networking reception celebrating the many successes that we know our program will bring. 

Interested in sponsor the Mentoring Program and our Young Professionals? Read more about our sponsorship packages HERE or contact us at sacc@sacc-chicago.com.



Where:  Drake Hotel, Michigan Room

When:   December 5, 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.  
Immediately following the kick-off please join us for our Glögg Tasting at the
Palm Court Bar, Drake Hotel.   


Warmly Welcome!
…and here are some mentor quotes to inspire you.
" If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before "
- J Loren Norris
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader ” 
- John Quincy Adams
" We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give "
- Winston Churchil l
" The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image but giving them the opportunity to create themselves "
- Steven Spielberg
I believe it’s our responsibility to share our experiences and lessons to be better prepared for future workplace and business opportunities as well as challenges…and help pave the way for the Leaders of tomorrow ” 
- Gunilla Girardo
Benefits for Mentors
Meet with future business- leaders
Inspire a young professional
 and get inspired
Opportunity to give back by sharing professional knowledge
Benefits for Mentees
Feedback on your resume
Gain valuable advice on how to progress professionally
Opportunity to discuss goals and business ideas
The Annual Glögg Tasting will take place right after the Mentoring Program Kick-Off. Read more about it HERE and register for the event.