Gen W Speakers Part of Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership

940x282_fortuneOn Tuesday, March 25, 23 emerging women leaders from around the world will join Fortune’s Most Powerful Women at the U.S. Department of State to kick off the ninth annual Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. This public-private partnership, conducted in coordination with Vital Voices Global Partnership, connects international women leaders with Fortune’s Most Powerful Women to encourage the next generation of women to bring positive change to their companies and communities.

This year’s Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership program builds on eight years of success through women-to-women mentoring. During the program, mentors from Fortune’s Most Powerful Women share their time, talent, and expertise in business and leadership with the international women leaders. Mentees learn organizational and management skills, observe best practices, exercise acquired skills, and cultivate long-lasting relationships.

2014 mentors include:  Molly Ashby of Solera Capital, Barbara Basney of Xerox Corporation, Katie Bayne of The Coca-Cola Company, Rosalind Brewer of Walmart/Sam’s Club, Christa Carone of Fidelity Investments, Wendy Clark of The Coca-Cola Company, Jenny Dearborn of SAP, Laura Desmond of Starcom Mediavest Group, , Anna Griffin of Juniper Networks, Shelie Gustafson of CH2M Hill, Mary Jones of John Deere & Company, Kimberly Kadlec of Johnson & Johnson, Theresa Loar of CH2M Hill, Katherine Lutton of Fish & Richardson, Kerrie MacPherson of Ernst & Young, Ashley McEvoy of Johnson & Johnson, Deanna Mulligan of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Kathleen Murphy of Fidelity Investments, Karen Peetz of BNY Mellon, Sonja Hoel Perkins of Menlo Ventures, Dina Powell of Goldman Sachs, Tami Reller of Microsoft, Joanna Shapiro of BNY Mellon, Megan Smith of Google, Julie Smolyansky of Lifeway Foods, Roxanne Taylor of Accenture, Paula Tolliver of The Dow Chemical Company, Bridget van Kralingen of IBM, Kathy Waller of The Coca-Cola Company, Connie Weaver of TIAA-CREF, Evelyn Webster of Time, Inc., Sherrie Westin of Sesame Workshop, and Karyn Zochowski-Twaronite of Ernst & Young.

We are always thrilled to see members of our Generation W community involved in such worthwhile endeavors including two of this year’s Generation W speakers–Shelley Diamond of Young & Rubicam and Gerri Elliott of Juniper Networks.  Diamond will be moderating an afternoon panel on social entrepreneurship and Elliott will be moderating a morning Q&A on taking leadership personally.  Click here to purchase tickets for this year’s Generation W event to be held on Friday, April 4th at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.