Julie Kantor is an ‘all-in’ roll-up your sleeves leader & social impact entrepreneur committed to building mentoring cultures to drive employee engagement and elevating women in the STEM workforce. Whether in a boardroom with executives or working with collaborative teams, Julie instills excitement, inspires commitment, and demonstrates an unwavering drive to help others succeed. Two adages Julie often shares with clients are “Mentor your Millennials or they will leave and find a company that will,” and “If you want more diversity, you need to mentor and sponsor more diversely.” In 2017 Julie stepped up as Co-Chair for Leadership Greater Washington Signature program and has chaired multiple conferences focused on women in the workforce, STEM, and entrepreneurship.
Julie’s 5th start-up Twomentor, LLC, focuses on elevating women in STEM, and retaining a skilled diverse workforce, builds on Julie’s 24 years in workforce development and building movements including Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (former Executive Director 1992- 2012 of DC Region, Boston, National VP) and Million Women Mentors (team lead and Chief Partnership Officer). As a sought-after global speaker and connector, Julie is well networked to the national community of top business, academic, nonprofit, & government leaders. She has worked & consulted with clients such as: Cisco, Samsung, Tata (TCS), Intel, Sony, BP, Ernst & Young, The Federal Reserve Bank, The World Bank, American University’s Kogod School of Business, Anthem Inc., Barilla, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Stratasys, UPS and more (testimonials here). She recently gave a TEDx style presentation to 400 Millennials from 85 countries at the UN on social impact (speaking engagements and videos).
Julie was honored by the White House in 2012 for her 20-year career in youth entrepreneurship education & as a SmartCEO (“15 Leaders We Admire” & Brava Hall of Fame for Women’s Leadership). She has been featured on CNN.com, Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Forbes.com, Huffington Post Live, and AT & T Women Who Inspire. She is also the author of I Said Yes: Youth Entrepreneurship in America’s Schools (Gazelles Publishing) and numerous other publications including Million Women Mentors & BP’s 20 Hour Mentor Action Guide, The Mentor Road Trip™ Training Guide, Youth Entrepreneurship in America (The Aspen Institute). Julie is also a contributing author to Women in STEM: Realizing the Potential with Tata Consulting Services, has written for The Diplomatic Courier, and has been a Business and Tech Blogger for Huffington Post since 2012. She was born and raised in Washington DC, graduated from Sidwell Friends High School and Simmons College. 1994 Price-Babson Fellow and Leadership Greater Washington 2017. She loves to travel to Asia and Europe and spends her free time making jewelry, singing karaoke, swimming, watching Netflix, and having coffee with mentors and mentees CONTACT: Julie@twomentor.com
Formal Advisors: HERE
Executive Assistant & Scheduler:
Sophia Daniels (Sophia@twomentor.com)
Associates and Interns:
We also recognize with much gratitude our associates who served with and helped build the company both past and present:
Bridget McKeough, Febin Bellamy, Matt Curry, Delia Borbone, Lauren Bolduc, Samantha Nardone, Ana Estela Fernandez, Devi Jagadesan, Amina Tasneem, and Jhane Sears
Chief Happiness Officer
Naomi Kantor (10-pound Havanese) who is known to come to work a day or two a week and is a big hit with our interns.