Mentorship is one of the most important tools for professional development and has been linked to greater
productivity, career advancement, and professional satisfaction. Women in Public Finance (“WPF”) recognizes
that mentorship is critical in helping to nurture and grow future leaders, maintain modernization of industry leaders; and, that a mentorship program is a key opportunity to engage new and existing members.
The WPF Mentorship Program (“Program”) seeks to establish mentoring relationships between WPF
WHAT ARE THE GOALS? The WPF Mentorship Program aims to promote career and leadership development. WPF Member Mentors
will have opportunities to further develop leadership skills and learn about emerging trends from the next
generation of their peers. Member Mentees will gain a trusted colleague and learn methods for career
advancement. All parties will form professional relationships and share advocacy, professional, and research
PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT The Women in Public Finance Mentorship Program aims to support the
Women in Public Finance mission of providing opportunities to advance the careers of women in the public
finance industry by developing and facilitating a structured and guided mentorship program that will foster
supportive professional relationships.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES - A Forward and Reverse Mentorship Program focused on the formation of integral
mentorship relationships so that Women in Public Finance Members may further develop their knowledge of the
industry, unique skillsets and leadership skills. The program will also offer scholarship recipients a mentor within
Women in Public Finance and further promote relationships and networking between Chapters and other
"I took so much away from my experience with my WPF mentee. We are somewhat close in age and years of experience, but work in different areas of public finance and have different work/life balances. I have found throughout my years that being a woman in this industry takes a lot of composure and understanding as we have to drastically adjust our balances at work as our personal lives change. I learned a lot from my mentee in that respect and we still talk every other week to this day as she helps me prepare to become a mom. I am so thankful to have been included in the WPF mentorship program as our relationships and what we learn from each other empower us."
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