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1DF Presents: MentorHER Day

Connecting High Potential Young Women to Life-Changing Mentors

“Seventy percent of young women in the U.S. say they do not have a workplace mentor.” – 1,000 Dreams Fund’s State of the American Girl Research

Young women in the U.S. need more mentors, whether in college or in the workplace, to help them reach their dreams. But mentors can be hard to find.

1,000 Dreams Fund’s MentorHER Day Initiative was created to begin a national dialogue about the importance of mentorship and its positive impact on the professional advancement of young women – especially those in most need – while connecting them with the right mentor for a high impact mentoring session.

This program serves as an unmatched pipeline opportunity for our corporate partners to team up and mentor the talented young women we serve.

Driven by a series of local events during the week of International Day of the Girl in October, MentorHER Day reinforces the notion that even a small amount of time can make a big impact.

We are bringing you our inaugural MentorHER Day 2019 activation in partnership with WeWork who is serving as the host for all events.

How Does It Work

We know that busy working professionals want to share their hard-won advice as mentors often have limited time to do so. MentorHER Day was created to help provide them an opportunity to do so!

All we ask from our selected mentors is to be available for a 60 minute mentoring session during one of our scheduled MHD events in 2019:

  • Washington, DC
    Meet our panelists!

    WeWork Navy Yard
    80 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Date: Wednesday, October 9th
    Time: 6-8 PM EST
  • San Francisco Bay Area
    Meet our panelists!
    WeWork Golden Gate
    25 Taylor St
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Date: Thursday, October 10th
    Time: 4-6PM PST
  • Houston, TX:
    WeWork at The Jones Building
    708 Main Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    Date: Thursday, November 7 from 4-6 pm CST
  • Dallas, TX 
    WeWork Williams Square
    5215 N O’Connor Blvd
    Irving, TX 75039
    Date: Thursday, November 21 from 4-6 pm CST

Get Involved

Pledge to invest in a young woman’s life. It only takes one hour to make a big difference. Let’s put 60 precious minutes to good use!

If you are a company interested in sponsoring one or more of our MHD events in 2019, please contact the 1,000 Dreams Fund for more information: [email protected].

Our MHD Matching Process

  • Step 1: Call for mentors! Each September, the 1,000 Dreams Fund puts out a call for mentors in the cities in which we are hosting MHD events. Most, if not all, of our mentors will come from our partner companies and organizations on the initiative.
  • Step 2: Call for mentees! At the same time, we invite young women to apply to be mentored at partner universities and colleges in the cities in which we are hosting MHD events.
  • Step 3: The Perfect Match! Using the results of custom questionnaire provided to both parties, 1DF makes the match and prepares each for their mentor session!

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