1000 Women for Mentoring is an initiative of MENTOR, created to increase support and advocacy for and involvement in mentoring among one of mentoring’s strongest constituency groups – women!
Marian Heard, CEO of Oxen Hill Partners
1000 Women for Mentoring was conceived by Dr. Heard, MENTOR/The National Mentoring Partnership’s Board of Directors, and President and CEO of Oxen HIll Partners. She is the retired President and CEO of the United Way of Boston and United Ways of New England, and she was the founding President and CEO, and continuing board member of the Points of Light Foundation. Dr. Heard has served as a mentor for 10 years.
Regina Aldisert, MENTOR Board Member and longtime MENTOR Patron
Ms. Aldisert is a co-founder of 1000 Women for Mentoring. She is also a longtime MENTOR patron, having formally served as the former chair of the Telemachan Council and MENTOR’s Back to the Bull event.
Barbara Lehrner Canter, President and CEO Emeritus of LA Team Mentoring
Ms. Lehrner Canter is a co-founder of 1000 Women for Mentoring and the founding CEO of Los Angeles Team Mentoring. Ms. Canter is currently Senior Advisor for MENTOR and has served as a mentor for 20 years.
Gail Manza, Emeritus Fellow and former MENTOR CEO
Ms. Manza is Emeritus Fellow, and former MENTOR CEO and co-founder of 1000 Women for Mentoring. Ms. Manza is currently focused on mentoring research and the completion of her Doctorate.
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
MENTOR is the lead champion for youth mentoring in the United States. We serve young people between the ages of 6 and 18, and MENTOR's work over the last two decades has helped millions of young people find the support and guidance they need to build productive and meaningful lives.
MENTOR was co-founded by Geoffrey Boisi and Raymond Chambers, is led by a board of directors chaired by Willem Kookyer and its CEO is David Shapiro. For more information about MENTOR’s board please click here.
Staff leadership for 1000 Women for Mentoring is provided by:
Ellen Christman, Senior Advisor: Contact
Our members include influential women and women who serve in leadership and a multitude of other important roles within America’s youth mentoring movement. Learn more about membership.
To see a complete directory of our membership please visit our Member Directory.more
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