August 2018

Please check out below for what's going on in MWM! 

Aug 23, 2018
2:00 PM EDT

Join Million Women Mentors and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership for this webinar featuring the Elements of Effective Practice for Youth Mentoring Programs. These six standards are research-based and practitioner approved. We will provide an overview of each standard along with tangible examples that can be replicated in corporate mentoring programs. We will also highlight how these standards drive employee engagement, elevate brand awareness, increase outcomes for mentees and mentors, and deliver on business and community goals.

This session will be facilitated by Daniel Horgan, Senior Director of Corporate Engagement at MENTOR.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To register please click here.
MWM Launches First Chapter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Under the global sponsorship of Umran Beba , PepsiCo 's Global Diversity & Engagement Officer, MWM is very proud to announce the launch this month of our first AMENA Million Women Mentor Chapter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia .

The MWM chapter in Riyadh, is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 as well as addresses our PepsiCo's snacks business strategy to drive more Saudization including increasing Saudi Female Talent in leadership positions.
Resources Available to Our Members Through Our Partnership with MENTOR

As we showcased in last month's newsletter, please mark your calendars for upcoming webinars hosted by our partner, MENTOR, that will provide context-specific mentoring advice and guidance. To register for each webinar, visit: 

August 16  - Mentoring American Indian and Alaska Native Youth 
Join this webinar to explore the importance of mentoring for Native communities and recommendations for implementing mentoring programming for Native youth in culturally relevant and competent ways. 

September 20  - School-Integrated Mentoring 
Mentoring programs that are embedded in schools have unique opportunities and challenges - from communicating with and supporting teachers, to aligning the program to the school's schedule, to exploring how mentoring can help schools achieve their goals. Join this webinar as experienced mentoring practitioners help navigate through school-based mentoring programs' opportunities and hurdles. 

  • Cultivating Youth Purpose 
  • Match Support (measuring mentoring relationship health/strength)
  • Expanding corporate engagement beyond sponsorship - aligning mentoring program goals with business priorities 
  • Safe guarding children/background screening 
  • Ongoing Training 
  • Youth-Initiated Mentoring 
Gabriela González’s Improbable Journey to Lead Federal STEM Panel

Despite her lack of experience in the capital, Gabriela González has spent much of her career working in STEM education, both as a role model and in formal programs to promote diversity.

After graduating from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, she spent 8 years at Xerox before joining Intel in 2000. As she moved up the corporate ladder, she also became “the go-to person within Intel for anything has had to do with promoting STEM for girls.” She says she enjoyed playing that role but eventually decided that she needed to do more. In 2011 she began a Ph.D. program in the human and social dimensions of science and technology at Arizona State University in Tempe. Her dissertation examines the role that nonprofit organizations have played in attracting middle school girls of color into STEM activities. In line with those new interests, she shifted earlier this year from manufacturing engineering into the Intel Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm.

Intel is a corporate sponsor of MWM who does a lot of great work for our movement! If you are interested in reading more about Gabriela and her journey, please click here.
We are excited to announce new state leadership! Helping to lead the states of Florida and Ohio are Kathleen Schofield and Dorinda Byers . Both of these women bring great attributes to the movement.  MWM appreciates all the great effort that the state committees put into building the movement. To  get involved in Florida or Ohio or any other state please email .  
Kathleen Schofield is the Executive Director for the Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub, an organization focused on bringing rich STEM experiences to the students of Florida and quickly advancing those across the state. She has a wealth of experience in the advocating of STEM and they are a member of STEMx and also a STEMecosystem region. 
Kathleen holds a master’s degree in technology integration, and educational leadership, and is a doctoral candidate researching the impact of administrative leadership on teacher quality in elementary mathematics instruction. She has presented at multiple conferences at the state and national levels, and has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. Kathleen served as the STEM Supervisor for the Clay County SD, serving over 36,000 students, developing the district’s STEM program with an emphasis on robotics and coding. Kathleen has written and been awarded over $14 million in competitive grants, implementing multiple successful STEM programs. Kathleen has taught in both the K12 and university system, served on state and national committees, including the Florida DOE Standards Alignment, Mathematics Standards Setting, PARCC Educator Leader Cadre, and serves on accreditation teams across the nation for district systems accreditation and STEM school accreditations.
Dorinda Byers   has tremendous experience an executive leadership. She has worked with districts and employers throughout the state of Ohio for many years. Dorinda Byers serves as a Growth Advisor in Manufacturing Extension Partnership at Center for the Design and Manufacturing Excellence. With more than 15 years of experience, Dorinda possesses a proven track record of increasing organizational effectiveness, shaping cultures, strengthening teams, and positioning businesses for sustainability. She leads client engagement efforts to provide strategic growth business consulting services. Her work will include helping multiple, small business manufacturing companies to analyze and develop strategic growth plans. She also develops structured, value-adding programs and projects with growth-oriented companies utilizing the partner network offered by the MEP program at Ohio State. 
MWM Entrepreneurship Initiative Mentoring Program on the Web
The MWM-EI Mentor Program is designed to strengthen and grow Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) whose organization provides a good or service related to STEM by pairing the WBE to a mentor in a larger company.
We have updated a special page on our website to highlight the fantastic progress that this group has made over the past year. You can now see profiles of the current mentees, see pictures of their meetings, and even link to video testimonials of some of the participants!
If you are interested, please click here . Applications for the next year cohort are also available on the page.
2018 Annual MWM Gala & Summit

The Annual MWM Awards Gala will take place October 25 in Washington DC preceding a Summit that will occur the following day, October 26 , also in Washington DC. If you are interested in learning more about these events, please reach out to your state leader , who can be found on our MWM website here , or

Summit Lunch Panel to Include Two of MWM's Biggest State Champions
Lt. Governor of Kentucky
Jenean Hampton

Lt. Gov. Hampton holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and an MBA with concentrations in marketing, entrepreneurship, and ecommerce. She served for 7 years in the United States Air Force and has nearly 25 years of experience in manufacturing, including the automotive and packaging industries.
In addition to assisting Governor Bevin, the Lt. Gov. is currently focusing her efforts on entrepreneurship, education, aerospace and aviation, emergency preparedness, military and veterans affairs, and serving as an example.
Lt. Governor of Arkansas
Tim Griffin

Lt. Gov. Griffin is focused on growing jobs through aggressively pursuing economic development, more parental choice in education and boldly reforming state government.
He is active in the community. He currently serves on the board of Our House shelter for the working homeless and previously served on the boards of the Florence Crittenton Home for unwed mothers and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas. 
It is Time to ‘Be Counted!’
We are launching the  2018 Million Women Mentors ‘Be Counted!’ Campaign , in an effort to record all of the mentoring of girls and women in STEM that is happening already for 2018. We know companies, organizations, and individuals are working to move the needle for girls in STEM currently, and now we just need to count it!
Now you can easily record the mentoring you are doing just by clicking on the Be Counted! link from the  homepage . From there you can sign in or sign up and create your account. Finally, just fill out the information about the mentoring you have done, and voila! You will be counted!
Please help spread the word about this campaign and get all of the mentoring counted!  If you would like the Be Counted! Campaign Cheat Sheet click here . As well, the link to share out for our google form can be accessed by   clicking here.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact .
Released on June 26th at the Women in Insurance's event in New York, the paper provides an overview of existing trends in the industry while highlighting innovative approaches currently underway at a number of leading insurance organizations and sharing critical opportunities for recruiting and nurturing top female talent. If you are interested in reading the report please click here.