Tempe chamber accepting applications for its Women in Business Mentorship Program

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce said it is accepting applications for its six-month Women in Business Mentor Program through Nov. 28.

Candidates selected for the program will learn how to be stronger, more capable leaders while also increasing business skills that can be used to gain positions of more importance and value. The program includes monthly organized events and workshops as well as one-on-one meetings and outings between mentors and their proteges.

“How wonderful to meet ambitious, positive, successful women in the professional community – such a refreshing experience," Melody Johnson of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, a previous program participant, said. "This process was worthwhile because it was the first time that I have had a community of women interested and invested in my professional growth and development for no other reason than to support and encourage.”

The program begins in December and runs through May 2017, ending with a graduation ceremony at the 2017 Women in Business Conference. For the application and instructions for submitting it, go to http://tempechamber.org/featured_events/women-in-business-mentor-program-2/.

“The mentorship program was for me a great opportunity to connect on a different level with men and women who have and are making a significant impact on our community," Vicki Kringen, a previous mentor for the program, said.  "My protege ... was an inspiration to me. She’s an ambitious and driven young woman who has a fresh outlook on her future. She marries drive and compassion with creativity that will continue to shape her career and ongoing success. She was by far the highlight of the program for me.”

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