On March 11th, in celebration of International Women’s Day, women and girls from around the world will come together to celebrate the collective awesome of women and girls. Our goals are simple: to provide emerging women leaders with the support and guidance they need to fulfill their goals in an environment that allows for collaboration, creativity, and connection between emerging and established female leaders. We hope that in walking together we can not only learn from the women that came before us, but also internalize the values of mentoring that will continue for generations.
We do this by walking together. Held on the same day in countries across the world, the Mentoring Walk unifies the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network. Each year, Global Mentoring Walk Flag Bearers walk to demonstrate the importance of female leadership. We hope to positively impact our communities and raise visibility for women’s leadership worldwide.
The Global Mentoring Walk is an opportunity to highlight the importance of women’s leadership, and to accelerate the impact of women leaders through mentoring. It convenes established women leaders and emerging women leaders to walk together in their community, fostering and promoting mentoring relationships between them. As they walk, they discuss their personal and professional challenges and successes to establish a mentoring relationship, in which the established leader guides, advises and supports an emerging leader. Women who are mentored are more likely to become mentors themselves, paying forward the investment made in them by empowering even more women to be successful leaders.
Want to walk for women? Come to Fort Wildfang on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 to connect. To learn more or sign up as a mentor, mentee, volunteer, or supporter, please visit https://mentoringwalkpdx.com.