Washington, DC (May 3, 2016) – The President & CEO of Twomentor, LLC, a management-consulting firm focused on corporate mentor and sponsor strategies, will share insights to advance high-potential women in the science, technology, engineering, and math workforce during this year’s Annual Women in Technology International Summit on June 5 -7. As a partner of WITI Summit, the premier forum for tech savvy women, Julie Kantor brings 24 years of experience as a builder of movements and is committed to building mentoring cultures to drive stronger employee engagement and retention. She will be one of 100 renowned speakers presenting during this three-day networking and learning event to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in San Jose, CA.
“I am truly honored to have been selected as one of this year’s speakers and partners at the 2016 WITI Summit,” says Kantor. “We really need to move the needle on elevating women and retaining millennials in STEM through both sponsorship and mentorship. The old boys network was built on sponsorship, we as women are well positioned to be sponsors as well (a Sponsor is someone who speaks about you behind closed doors in circles of influence and champions you to others) …. It’s our time and we can help start the conversation”.
Ms. Kantor’s “11 Steps to Launching Your Corporate Mentoring Initiative” session will take place Monday, June 6, at 3:30 pm PT. “The people who mentor at your company are the people who drive retention at your company,” states Ms. Kantor. Mentoring has a big ROI for companies, in terms of aligning cultures, retaining millennials, and maximizing the workforce. “Matching people, however, is not enough. We need to embark on a Mentor Road Trip™ Journey which we will share at the conference. In a recent survey of millennials, 71 percent stated they want meaningful connections at work and hope to find a “second family” in their coworkers. Additionally, 75 percent not only want mentors, but also deem it crucial for their success. In the same survey, 70 percent of non-millennials said they are open to reverse mentoring. They acknowledge that 20-somethings have first-hand knowledge of social media and other technical practices and older employees want to learn! Ms. Kantor’s session will provide practical steps to launch an effective mentoring program so women and millennials don’t just ‘survive’ at work, they ‘thrive’ in their careers.
WITI Summit will offer numerous tools, techniques, and opportunities for companies to reach greater levels of productivity and success. Other discussion topics:
►Leverage Your Personal Brand to Achieve Your Goals ►Internet Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection ►Speak Like a Leader Bootcamp ►Making LinkedIn Work for YOU ►Green Is Good. For the Planet. For Your Wallet. ►Take Charge of Your Own Success: A View from Insiders ►The Power of Gender Partnership in Advancing Women in Business ►Maximizing Your Workforce with Corporate Mentorship (the Twomentor session) ►Creating and Managing Powerful Teams ►Wearable Technology: Innovations and Opportunities ►Breakthroughs in Leadership
About WITI Summit
The Women in Technology International Summit, June 5-7, 2016 in San Jose, is the annual gathering of tech-savvy women, held in the heart of Silicon Valley. Executive women, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world converge to collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges; explore new business opportunities that underscore how technology is powering change; and build and expand strong connections in a welcoming networking environment of women committed to helping each other succeed. www.witi.com/summit
Twomentor, LLC, is a high-impact company focused on talent strategies for a diverse workforce. Based in Washington, DC, the consulting firm values mentoring cultures and an entrepreneurial mindset. Twomentor has experience working with Fortune 500 companies and small-business enterprises, offers facilitated mentor training, Flash mentoring sessions, global speaking, MentorCULTURE consulting and more. Want to drive change? Plug in to Twomentor’s unparalleled network in the entrepreneurship and STEM ecosystems. Please visit http://www.twomentor.com to learn more and follow Twomentor on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Media Contact Sophia Daniels Associate@twomentor.com