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Mentorship Program

See It, Be It ...Then Pay it Forward.

We believe in creating a community that provides a way for experienced professionals to pass on their hard-earned wisdom to others searching for their path.

Mentors give women an avenue to practice their communication skills in a safe environment by focusing on growth and improvement.  A good mentor inspires you, stretches you, connects you, develops your EQ, opens your mind and most importantly, doesn’t judge. 

Whether you are a young professional or a seasoned veteran, you can make a difference in a woman's life and career. Capitalize on what you're good at and allow others to learn from you. Your experience will be enriching, rewarding and fun!

Join our powerful community of strong women and male advocates:

find a mentor or mentee, learn from experts, share your ideas, and unlock your true potential.

Contact Us to Learn More About The Mentorship Program >

How it Works

Throughout the program, mentees leverage the expertise of their mentor by asking questions about work/life balance, professional growth and more, while mentors have an opportunity to grow their leadership and mentoring skills in a supportive environment. 

The Process

Mentorship is a 12-month program and we'll work closely with you to ensure the best match. After a kick-off welcome event, mentors and mentees will be paired based on goals, interest, experience and in some cases, location.


We require that participants commit to a 12-month program, meeting monthly via phone/Zoom and/or email, with the goal of monthly contact. Updates submitted by you during the first few months of the program and periodically thereafter help us ensure the success of the match.

"A mentor is someone who allows you to see hope inside yourself. A mentor is someone who allows you to see the higher part of yourself when sometimes it gets hidden to your own view."

Oprah Winfrey

The Mentors

Our community of mentors is made up of professionals from across the industry:

2022 Mentors:

Kathryn Criswell (Alliant)

Serena Fitchard (Structures, Inc.)

Christi Fried (Continental Trust Services)

Dan Goodmann (Alliant)

Patrick Hindert (Independent Life)

Paulette Jacobsmeier (Arcadia)

Jodie Lamb (Arcadia)

Carmella Limongelli (Ringler)

Christine Logan (Logan Settlement Services)

Kathy Martin (AIG)

Annemarie McAnally (Huver & Associates)

Kerri Poe (Arcadia)

Nicol Vargas (Ringler)

Giving a Speech

Monthly Speaker Series

January: Work Life Balance

Kristen Chess (NFP),
Lynn Clark (Ringler),
and Christi Fried
(Continental Trust Services)

February: Image & Impact

Serene Fitchard (Structures, Inc.),
Paulette Jacobsmeier (Arcadia),
and Ann Marie VonBank (Ringler)

March: Building Your
Business from the
Ground Up/Family Dynamics

Brad Cantwell (Arcadia),
Annmarie McAnally (Huver & Associates), and Christine Phillips
(Capital Planning)

April: Government Benefits

Krista Johnson (Ametros)

July: Business Etiquette & Road Rules

Carmella Limongelli (Ringler) and Christi Fried (Continental Trust).

May: Social Hour

Virtual Social Gathering for Mentors/Mentees

June: Communications

Paula Rubinstein (NFP),S Lynn Petrouski (Alliant), and Eric Vaughn (NSSTA)

August: Productivity

Christine Logan (Logan Settlement Services) and Kerri Poe (Arcadia)

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