The Global Mentoring Walk is an initiative launched by VitalVoices Global Partnership, a nonprofit organization that invests in women leaders who improve the world. Founded by then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, and guided by the belief that women are essential to progress in their communities, Vital Voices has partnered with leaders from more than 140 countries who advance economic opportunity, increase political and public leadership, and end violence against women. Vital Voices believes that mentoring is a critical activity in empowering women to succeed as leaders and creating opportunities for women on a local scale. Guided by this belief, it launched the Global Mentoring Walks in 2008.
The walks are an opportunity to highlight the importance of women’s leadership, and to accelerate the impact of women leaders through mentoring. They are organized by local leaders, such as myself, who are members of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network, a network of 15,000 women leaders who are at the forefront of change and global progress. The annual Global Mentoring Walks bring together established women leaders and emerging women leaders to walk together in their community. As they walk, they discuss their professional challenges and successes and establish a mentoring relationship in which the seasoned leader guides, advises and supports her peer. Last year, there were 141 walks in 59 countries, reaching nearly 13,000 women and girls.
The benefits of women’s mentorship are numerous. It establishes camaraderie, creates gender-friendly environments, promotes a stronger environment for women’s success, and expands horizons for further personal growth as you explore innovative leadership strategies.
Click here to register for the 2019 walk holding on March 9: MentoringWalkNigeria