THE MOMENTUM: 2009
In 2009, the group founded W.O.M.E.N. in America (WOMEN OPTIMIZING MENTORING, EDUCATION AND NETWORKING). The vision was simple: Give women the skillset and tools they need to penetrate C-suites, board rooms and other positions of influence, in increasing numbers. In January of 2010, WIA welcomed its first class of mentees.
Since its inception in 2010, WIA has expanded to over 200 mentors and mentees with a new class of mentees being accepted every 2 years. These women represent the best and brightest future leaders of business and industry in America. Through year-round mentorship, education, and networking opportunities, the vision of the founders of WIA continues to flourish and make tangible impacts on the lives of women in business.