VBA Celebrates National Mentoring Month in January with the Women’s Mentorship Pilot Program

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January marks National Mentoring Month, a campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities. As part of our overall diversity and inclusion efforts, the VBA has created the Women’s Mentorship Pilot Program to assist our member banks with preparing the talented women within banks for future senior leadership positions. Our research shows that women often don’t recognize their own talent and need someone to identify the potential for future success in leadership. In this program, mentor/mentee pairs participate in a 10-month experience involving one-on-one interaction and discussion combined with training and regional networking opportunities.

This program is designed to help:

  • Motivate women to explore their potential and focus on their development within the bank
  • Enhance their knowledge of bank management and their role in the success of the organization
  • Empower women to set goals and develop a path for achievement
  • Connect with peers in the industry

The Women’s Mentorship Program pilot kicked off in December 2019. We hope that you will embrace this very important initiative for Virginia banks as we work to demonstrate that banking is gender diverse and inclusive in attracting and retaining talented women. Learn more about the program here. Contact Courtney Fleming or Laurie Milligan for more information.


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