Give the Gift of Mentorship
I never had a formal mentor. But I was incredibly fortunate that some people saw in me capabilities I didn’t see in myself. They pushed me to take challenging roles and tasks. Mildred Chaffin, my gruff, tough first boss was such a mentor, plucking me out of the classroom to develop one of Head Start’s first parent-child interaction programs. She later took the time, unasked, when she knew she was dying of breast cancer, to write a glowing recommendation she knew I’d need in the future.I will always be grateful to her.I try to pay Mildred’s example of mentoring forward to younger women.That’s why on December 3, Giving Tuesday, we ask you to help us raise the $15,000 we need to kickstart the Take The Lead Connects Mentoring Program.With those funds, we’ll connect women in ever-expanding online and in-person networks to give and receive mentoring, mutual support, and sponsorship, building a new women’s movement. Think LinkedIn for women + Meet Up = Take The Lead Connects!
Share Your Story
Has a mentor or mentoring program advanced your career? We want to hear from you! Share your story with us and we may just share it with the world on Giving Tuesday.
Make Your Gift
Your gift of any size will help us raise the needed $15,000 to jump-start our Take The Lead Connects Mentoring Program. Please Donate today and help women reach their fair and equal share of leadership positions by 2025!
Help Get the Word Out
Here are some sample tweets and posts you can use—we’d really appreciate your sharing them and multiplying our impact:1 Day, $15,000, #GivingTuesday Donate Today to @takeleadwomen! http://bit.ly/11t79JxTake The Lead connects women in ever-expanding online and in-person networks to give and receive mentoring, mutual support, and sponsorship, building a new women’s movement! Donating is just a click away! http://bit.ly/11t79JxSend this email to your friends, coworkers, family and share our social media posts throughout the day. We want to reach as many people as possible.Together, we can bring women to leadership parity by 2025! Let’s Take The Lead!
We thank you and we know the many women who will benefit from Take The Lead Connects will thank you too!
Gloria Feldt, Co-Founder and PresidentPS: Take The Lead has joined Giving Tuesday a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners, charities, families, businesses and individuals to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Please give today in the spirit of a GivingTuesday so women can get the mentoring they need to succeed!