APPLY HERE: Council of Urban Professionals – Gillibrand Women’s Mentoring Initiative

The Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) welcomes nominations for the second class of leaders to participate in the?Gillibrand Women’s Mentoring Initiative. In 2011, Senator Gillibrand called on?CUP?and the?Partnership for New York City?to help build the pipeline of women who aspire to advance their careers, grow their strategic networks, serve on high-impact boards, and give back to their communities. Last year 100 mentees were matched with 100 senior executives throughout New York. See below for some words from mentees on their experience:

“I was extremely afraid of public speaking. But presentation is critical to ascending the corporate ladder. When I was presented with the opportunity to speak at the Mentorship Luncheon, I accepted. Although I only spoke for 2 minutes it was a life changing moment for me. Later that day, I was showered with compliments from mentors and mentees alike.”

~Tamara Dews?, Empire State Fellow, Governor Cuomo

“My conversations with my mentor have strengthened my desire to obtain an MBA, which I believe will put me in a position to achieve my ultimate goal of serving a dual role in Corporate Philanthropy and Marketing, combining a firm’s philanthropic agenda with their marketing objectives to propel brands forward, or my mentors work with People en Espa?ol, create completely new brand extensions that are aligned with a firm’s diversity initiatives.”

~Nubia Murray?, Senior Associate, JPMorgan Chase Sports & Entertainment Marketing

As a member of the CUP community, we invite you to nominate an emerging leader to participate as a mentee in this unique program. Mentees should be in a private sector role and between 2 to 8 years out of undergraduate school. Only current CUP members in good standing will be considered as mentee candidates and all nominations must include a letter of recommendation from a manager at the firm.

Mentors have included: Senior Managing Directors, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers, General Counsels, and Managing Partners from Fortune 500 Companies across the financial services, law, media & entertainment, real estate, consulting, public relations, retail, and luxury goods sectors.

Accepted participants are required to arrange at least three meetings with their mentor (between the program launch and December 2013) to get feedback on their career path and building their professional networks.

Space is very limited and a match with a mentor is not guaranteed.?Click here?to submit an application, or copy and paste the link below into your browser:

https://nycup.wufoo.com/forms/z7s0z9/

?Completed applications are due on?Friday, April 26th at 5:00 p.m. EST. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Natalya Suite-Williams with any questions at?nsuite@nycup.org.

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