Held on the same day in countries across the world, the Mentoring Walk unifies the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network. The Global Mentoring Walk convenes established women leaders and emerging women leaders to walk together in their community. As they walk, they discuss their professional challenges and successes to establish a mentoring relationship. The Global Mentoring Walk is an opportunity to highlight the importance of women’s leadership, and to accelerate the impact of women leaders through mentoring.
The concept for this Global Mentoring Walk derived from American media icon, founder and former CEO of Oxygen Media, Geraldine Laybourne, who launched mentoring walks to empower young women professionals in New York City and across the United States. Attributing much of her own success in the American entertainment industry to mentoring, Ms. Laybourne stated: “Why is it that so many of us did well? Because we had a mentoring outlook. We helped each other along.”
Since 2008, the annual Global Mentoring Walk has reached thousands of women in over a dozen countries across the globe.
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