The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners has announced a new mentoring program for college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals who are in their first five years of business.
“This valuable program is designed to connect aspiring young women entrepreneurs with successful and inspiring women business owners throughout the county and is ideal for those looking to develop and grow their business skills,” stated Kamie Abraham, NAWBO-VC mentor program coordinator and Certified Financial Planner® for Sagemark Consulting in Westlake Village.
Mentees are carefully selected and matched with appropriate NAWBO Ventura County mentors, ideally whose business is in the mentee’s industry or major, to ensure mutual goals and satisfaction. Mentor–mentee relationships will last formally for a period of one year with a minimum of four one-on-one meetings. At the end of a year, mentees can apply for different mentors, move on from the program, and/or continue the relationship informally.
NAWBO Ventura County is committed to strengthening the wealth creating capacity of its members while promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial Ventura County community. Additionally, the local chapter focuses on creating innovative and effective change in the business culture, building strategic alliances and transforming public policy for the benefit of its members. Membership is open to women sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners as well as those businesses that support women owned businesses.
To learn more about NAWBO Ventura County’s mentor program and to find a mentor please visit, www.nawbovc.org/mentor-program.