Build Your Network and Professional Connections

Mentoring Monday connects professionals from the Central New York women’s business community. This dynamic in-person event brings together experienced leaders and young professionals for a unique networking opportunity. Join us for an evening of connections, inspiration, and professional development.

Mentors and mentees match up at tables of two for multiple seven-minute speed networking rounds. The quick pace keeps conversation going and allows mentors and mentees to maximize their networking time. Talk and get advice from local female mentors across a vast variety of careers.

New to the event will be pre-event open networking time and a workshop to support your professional skill-building (such as job interview skills, resume writing, and more).

The event will also feature topic tables themed to inspire guided conversation—such as job interview skills, steps to take to get into nursing and other health-related fields and more. Each conversation will be led by a local female mentor specializing in this category of business.  The event will officially kick off with a welcoming short insightful keynote address from a mentoring mogul who will share advice and lessons learned with the group.


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Who Attends

Mentors are female business thought leaders across Central New York offering career advice, business insights and information about their company to eager mentees from all walks of life. Past Mentoring Monday events have hosted mentors from companies across Central New York, across all industries and backgrounds. We anticipate hosting around 40 mentors and several concurrent table discussions on professional skill-building topics such as job interview skills, resume writing and more.

Mentees range from professionals looking to build their network, students, career changers, and those re-entering the workforce.

Some of Our 2024 Mentors

Alex Canavan

CNY Women’s Network | Cultivate Podcast

Sheriah Dixon

Dean of Students,
Syracuse University

Carol Eaton

Senior Vice President,
Visit Syracuse

Melanie Littlejohn

President and CEO,
Central New York Community Foundation

Gwen Webber-McLeod

Gwen, Inc.

Merike Treier

Executive Director,
Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc.

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