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Our 1,000 Dream Fund MentorHER Workshop in Partnership with Nestle Was a Hit!

Since our launch in 2016, 1,000 Dreams Fund has been committed to providing students with access to critical resources and funding to ensure that no big hurdle stands in the way of a big dream. Our MentorHER Initiative was launched in 2019 to help close the mentorship gap for women by connecting students with mentors through virtual 1:1 sessions, workshops, and even on-site visits. 

In honor of Earth Month this past April, we recently hosted a MentorHER Workshop in partnership with Nestlé in the U.S. According to the United Nations, the concept of “sustainability” extends far beyond environmental efforts and includes quality education and sustainable communities as a key part of creating a better world for now and the future. 

During the workshop, 50 student mentees heard from m dynamic speakers and also engaged in small group mentoring sessions with Nestlé professionals. 

Morning Opening Remarks & Keynote: Christie Garton – Founder & CEO, 1,000 Dreams Fund; Vicki Felker – Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer, Nestlé USA

Featured guest speakers Vicki Felker, Nestlé USA’s Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer, and Molly Fogarty, Nestlé North America’s Head of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, gave inspiring keynotes that helped to set the tone.

MentorHER Breakout Group Session – Tech, Marketing & Management Focus

The students were then divided into breakout groups and paired with Nestlé mentors who provided direct mentorship, sharing their educational backgrounds; career tips and advice; learnings from setbacks and challenges; and so much more.

MentorHER Breakout Group Session

This format provided our mentees with an intimate setting to ask questions and get advice on their own educational and career journeys. Mentees walked away feeling informed, educated, and empowered.

MentorHER Breakout Group Session

We’re grateful to the Nestlé leaders who joined us to share their wisdom, experiences, and insights!

At 1,000 Dreams Fund, we’re so proud to be involved with upskilling our communities, sustaining the next generation, and working with partners like Nestlé in the U.S.

Stay tuned for more ways you can gain valuable advice, support, and inspiration for your professional and personal development.