CLEVELAND, Ohio — Northeast Ohio women can meet dozens of mentors virtually through Mentoring Monday on Feb. 22.
The program presented by Advance Ohio, including The Plain Dealer and cleveland.com, will take place from noon to 2 p.m. and will be hosted on the online platform Remo.
Beate Blaich-Smith Agency Business Dev Lead for Advance Ohio says the program works to help local professional women create a network and learn from one another.
“It’s basically for all professional women who want to connect and learn from each other and get some advice from women in leadership positions,” says Blaich-Smith.
Last year, at the first Mentoring Monday, dozens of Northeast Ohio women from business, real estate, science, theater, non-profits, higher education, and more met to discuss careers and goals.
“It was fantastic, we had over 300 women in the room, and it was women from all walks of life,” says Blaich-Smith.
Blaich-Smith says the summit is not a “one size fits all” event, women from all walks of life and professional backgrounds are always encouraged to get involved with the program.
This year, though virtual, the program will continue to include one-on-one speed coaching, three to four short conversations with different mentors, and group sessions.
No keynote speaker has been chosen as of yet says Blaich-Smith.
New to the program is a pre-event podcast, featuring some of the sponsoring mentors, an expanded promotions plan, group discussion sponsorships, and a virtual gift bag.
Tickets are $30, available here. For $10 off, use the discount code EARLYBIRD.
The mentor list is expected to grow, here is a few of them:
Rebecca Ruppert McMahon Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Laura Johnston Content director, cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, Advance Ohio – cleveland.com
Kellie Harris Plant Manager for our North American Aerospace, Saint – Gobain
Bethany Lemley Operations Supervisor, Government & Fine Arts, FedEx Custom Critical
Erin Senediak Sales Leader, FedEx Custom Critical
Ka-Pi Hoh, Ph.D. Organizational Change Management Director, The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company
Margaret Mitchell President, YWCA Greater Cleveland
Bethany Snyder Senior Territory Manager, Liberty Mutual
Marianne Parkinson Chief Marketing Officer, MarshBerry
Shelley Roth President, Pierres
Kenya Guess President & CEO, BonnieSpeed Logistics
Marianne Crosley President & CEO, Cleveland Leadership Center
Susan E Donlan Chief Communications Officer, KeyBank
Gloria Walas First Vice President, The Haas-Compass Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Kathy Hirko Owner, KAZ Company
Jody M. Wheaton Executive Director, Client Solutions & Programs, Corporate College, a Division of Cuyahoga Community College
Polly Hanff Global Regulatory Affairs & Quality Director, Saint – Gobain
Sandra Madison Owner and President, RPMI
Jane Christyson CEO, Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio
Carol Stefano Commercial and Technical Director, Aerospace, Saint – Gobain
Virginia Morrison Executive aide – Office of Vice President UTech/CIO, Case Western Reserve University
Susan Fuehrer VA Chief Executive – as President of Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity, MetroHealth
Kim Riley President, Hylant
Tari Rivera President, Regency Construction Services
Shirrell Greene Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metro Schools
Carol Simbeya Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Charter Senior Living
Sue Workman VP and CIO, Case Western Reserve University
Vikki Nowak VP, Strategic Growth, Nottingham Spirk
Patricia Connole Founder & CEO, US Communications, and Electric Inc.
Robin Doerschuk Founder/Conference Chair, Women’s Leadership Conference of NE Ohio
Janet Kendall White CEO, Berkshire Group, Inc.
Jean Bornold Angus CEO, Life Sciences, Saint-Gobain
Jennifer Hirt-Marchand Partner, Director of Research, Marcus Thomas
Laura F. Sonderman Associate Vice President, The Haas-Compass Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Allison Grealis Founder & President, Women in Manufacturing
Delphine Despres CFO, Life Sciences, Saint – Gobain
Christina M. Moran President, Organizational Development and Learning, MarshBerry
Erica Smeal Regional Market Manager, KeyBank
Dalithia Smith Vice President of Human Resources, Oatey
Darlene Thompson Senior Talent Manager, KeyBank
Amber Zent Partner/VP, Director of Social Media, Marcus Thomas
Anne Harrill Owner, Oceanne Boutique