Effective Impact Mentoring Program Information
Executive Alliance believes in women’s leadership.
Our Effective Impact Mentoring Program is a transformational, year-long experience that provides individual guidance and professional skills to help mid-level women achieve their career goals. Since its launch in 1997, over 200 women have benefited from the program.
The highly-acclaimed, competitive, year-long program teams structured half-day workshops with individualized mentoring focusing on the mentee.
Our small class size (just 8-12 mid-level management women) means that no one gets lost in the crowd. We focus on creating diverse cohorts that span industries, experiences and identities. cross-industry cohort encourages learning from all sources.
Each mentee meets one-on-one with their Executive Alliance mentor throughout the year to build relationships and discuss challenges and successes the mentee faces. Eight half-day professional development sessions teach skills mentees need to “level up.”
Throughout the year, mentees are invited to participate in Executive Alliance events and connect with members and program alumnae.
Executive Alliance is proud to engage mentees from a cross-section of small and large organizations throughout the State of Maryland and Washington, D.C., area.
The year-long program teams eight structured half-day workshops with individualized mentoring that focuses on the needs of the mentee. The program requires a 50 hour commitment for professional sessions and events throughout the year, as well as individual mentoring time. Tuition is $2,900 and financial aid is available.
You’ll benefit from Effective Mentoring!
- Develop a personal, one-on-one mentoring relationship with a senior-level executive woman leader who is a member of Executive Alliance.
- Engage in a structured development program led by expert presenters that focuses on you, not just your contribution to your company.
- Share and discuss current career/leadership/professional challenges and opportunities with a trusted, confidential cohort of peers.
- Create meaningful connections in your expanded professional network.
- Identify opportunities for self-improvement in a diverse environment.
- Explore personal strengths and learn how to leverage them.
- Challenge yourself to step outside your comfort level on issues that may be holding you back.
- Share your experiences to help others with similar challenges and opportunities.
- Gain professional exposure to different industries and resources.
- Access the expertise of Executive Alliance’s membership and attend selected Executive Alliance events.
- Participate in optional volunteer and social initiatives with your peers.
Program Dates & Commitment
Participants should expect to commit 50 hours to the program over the course of the year. All ½ day professional development sessions will be from 2 pm – 5pm.
- Thursday, August 24, 2023: Joint Mentee-Mentor Orientation Session & Light Dinner & Cocktails 4-7:30
- Thursday, September 28, 2023: Strengthfinders Session – 2-5pm
- October – scheduled one on ones for individual coaching for StrengthFinders
- Thursday, October 26, 2024 Women of Excellence event (mentees may volunteer for registration)
- Thursday, November 9, 2023: Leadership Session – 2-5pm
- Thursday, January 25, 2024: Negotiating with Confidence Session – 2-5pm
- Thursday, February 22, 2024: DEIB Session – 2-5pm
- Thursday, March 21, 2024: Honor Roll event (mentees may volunteer for registration)
- Thursday, March 21, 2024: The Power of You Session – 2-5pm
- Thursday, April 18, 2024: Communication Session – 2-4 pm, headshots & social 4-6pm
- Thursday, May 16, 2024: Be Your Own Mentor Session – 2-5pm
- Thursday, May 16, 2024: Social Hour – 5pm – 6:30pm
- Thursday, June 6, 2024: Graduation – 5-7:30
– Cohorts from 2009-present –
Julie Bruce, Whiting-Turner
Lauren Ellison Poster, Tydings & Rosenberg LLP
Louise Flavahan, Johns Hopkins University
Virginia Jeffery, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Cheryl Keeney, Ciena Corporation
Sabrina Knott, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Jessica Lopez, Ellin & Tucker
Leslie Nissenberg, SECU
Mary Ann Saunders, Rampart Communications
Darci Smith, Gordon Feinblatt
JasCiel Stamp, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (State of MD)
Katherine Watko, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory
Latarsha Brown, Meals on Wheels of Central MD
Denise Epps-Harris, University of MD Medical Center – Midtown Campus
Emily Gladstone, Whiting-Turner
Kary Graser, CareFirst BCBS
Lindsey Henley, St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc.
Lauren Kast, PNC
Cheryl Knauer, McDaniel College
Kay Mattutat, USI Insurance Services
Emilee Pierce, USI Insurance Services
Christine White, Venable LLP
Alison Cover Albin, JHU Applied Physics Lab
Julie Bruce, Whiting-Turner
Angela Mackay, University of Maryland
Erin McLaughlin, The Daily Record
Uchechi Ogbuokiri, Brown Advisory
Stacy Payton, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc.
Natasha Ramberg, AARP Foundation
LaSchelle Ross, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Rana Shaikh, PNC
Natalie Barrett, JHU Applied Lab
Christine Buckley, PNC
Elisabeth Dembeck, Ellin & Tucker
Michelle Haws, FNB
Stacy Landsman, Brown Advisory
Kathleen Methric, Horizon Pharma
Colleen O’Brien Demko, Whiting Turner
Joanna Rombro, M & T Bank
Jordan Sosanya, HealthCare Access Maryland
Crystal Walker, Howard CC
Michelle Yoon, BOC
Denice Ziolkowski, CareFirst
Kristin Ernst – The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
Rachael Graham – Family League of Baltimore
Megan Horneman – Verdence Capital Advisors
Ashleigh Lynn – Venable, LLP
Dr. Hsein-Ann Meng – Howard Community College
April Rancier – Offit Kurman
Maria Sobus – PNC Wealth Management
Shannan Taylor – Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Angela Thompson – JHU Applied Physics Lab
Karen Wilding – University of Maryland Medical Center
Lauren Bennett- The Whiting- Turner Contracting Co.
Sasha Hodge-Wren- Miles & Stockbridge
Evonne Kismet Flagg- Howard Community College
Kimberley Lacey- Pandora Jewelry
Caitlin Muirine- NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore
Leah Pemberton- Building Steps
Sara Sawyer- Offit Kurman
Katherine Schulze- Transamerica
Cheryl Sewell- RSM
Bailey Susic- Towson University
Heather Tarzak- Wells Fargo
Angela Austin- University of Maryland Medical System
Llatetra Brown Esters- Howard Community College
Jennifer Cockerill- Jensen Hughes, Inc.
Leah Davis- Vulnerability Research Labs
Stephanie McGuire- Ellin & Tucker
Detra Miller- M&T Bank
Lindsay Monti- Venable LLP
Marissa Oeste- The Whiting- Turner Contracting Co.
Jenny Oh- Booz Allen Hamilton
Heather Pruger- Sinclair Broadcast Group
Elizabeth Southworth- Pandora Jewelry
Teresa Woodard- T. Rowe Price
Kappie Bogart- Transamerica
Heather Brake—Chesapeake Corporate Advisors
Leah Davis- Raytheon BBN Technologies
Vanessa Eluma- T. Rowe Price
Bonnie Kay-Evans, Pandora Jewelry
Diana Krevor- Venable LLP
Wendy Krouse- Howard Bank
Sarah Lang- M&T Bank
Martha Mallonee- University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
Cara Martin- Optimized Thermal Systems, Inc.
Christie Moon- National Aquarium
Francesca Muhlbaier- Sylvan Learning
Jessica Quintillian- National Kidney Foundation of Maryland
Jennifer Capistran- Merkle, Inc.
Kelley Coates Carter- Enterprise Strategy
Kimberly Davis- Merkle, Inc.
Kate Edwards- The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
Emily Gordon- Hot Spots Extended Care Programs, Inc.
Sonia L. Hamlin- University of Maryland Medical Center
Sarah Kahl- Venable LLP
Priyanka Komala- National Academy of Sciences
Talley H-S Kovacs- Pressin Katz Law P.A
Christine Palmer- Howard Community College
Latonya Phipps- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Shari Bascardi- Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Kara Boyle- Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Nan Bunner- Family & Children’s Services
Nancy Campbell- Unitec, Inc.
Leigh Clayton- National Aquarium
Summer Cleary- The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
Eliane Huber- The Whiting- Turner Contracting Co.
Mary Lanha,- University of Maryland Medical System
Heather Mitchell- Venable, LLP
Jennifer Moumane- Girl Schouts of Central Maryland
Sherri L. Wilson- Hamilton Bank
Simone M. Williams
T. Rowe Price
Laurie M. Wasserman
Tydings & Rosenberg LLP
Meghan C. Allen
The Maryland Hospital Association
Stacey L. Flood
M&T Bank, Greater Baltimore Commercial Banking
Noelle C. Hopper
Maryvale Preparatory School
Margaret (Peg) McGreevy
Sarah Janowitz Sedlak
Kristin Chalmers- M&T Bank
Jocelyn Grogan-Jones- Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Leslie Joyce- University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business
Glenda Lassiter- Wood Consulting Services
Mary Newberger – Howard Community College
Laurie Shropshire- Self Employed Consultant
Montressa Washington- IBM
Joan Adelman, IWF
Vicki Brick- Brick Bodies
Tara Buck- The Daily Record
Anne Denford- Euler Hermes ACI
Caroline Hecker- Rosenberg, Martin, Greenberg, LLP
Kesha Simone – Jones Consulting
Vhonda Lewis- McCormick & Co
Julie McQuie- Gable Signs & Graphics Inc.
Katie Palencsar O’Connell
Tracie Ulmes- Howard Community College
Andrea Lynn Wible- Kaiser Permanente
Lynette Bradley-Baker, RPH, PhDD- University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC
Patricia Dash- Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Katrina Dennis- Kramon & Grabon, PA
Garland Knott- Kaiser Permanente
Kama Kolbe- IWIF
Robin Korte- Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A
Karen Warthen- HR Team
Karlyn Young- SPHR Howard Community College
Kristen Cowan- Citigroup
Erin Lineberry- Center for Medical Technology Policy
Paulette Lundy- Injured Workers Insurance Fund
Shannon Pierce- Brown Advisory
Alissa Putman- Howard Community College
Sedica Sawez- Rosenberg, Martin, Greenberg, LLP
Tammy S.J Schneider- Glass Jacobson (CPA firm)
Angela Stuart- UPS