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Career Panel Reflections by Shauna Goodell, Mentee Alum

by Shauna Goodell, W2WM CORE Program Mentee Alum In June, W2WM hosted a career panel with local career and social media experts for current and past mentees and their mentors. If you missed out on the fun, allow me to introduce these wonderful women!  Now Is the Time To Apply!

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Mentee Spotlight: Shana Knight, Leader & Entrepreneur

Mentee Spotlight on Shana Knight by W2WM Senior Program Assistant Andrea Baker The Community Leaders & Entrepreneurs of SOUL Street When the W2WM team met this bright young person a couple of years ago, she was a rockstar volunteer manager with the United Way of Frederick County, mom, and a

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Mentee Spotlight: Erin Leyh, CORE Program- Class #18

by W2WM Senior Program Assistant Andrea Baker WHAT DO YOU DO? I am a Children’s Librarian for Frederick County Public Libraries at the Thurmont and Emmitsburg Branches. WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR IN A MENTOR? I wanted someone who could help me get organized and keep me accountable. I knew

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Mentee Spotlight: Maria Martin, MBA, SHRM-CP

by W2WM Senior Program Assistant Andrea Baker In honor of all of our W2WM mentees who are graduating this spring, we are spotlighting Maria Martin (previously Thorpe).  Maria was one of the founding Alumni Committee members, a W2WM Pop Up Shop and event volunteer, and she recently acquired her MBA!

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5 Reasons You Would be a Great Mentor

by Laure Ballow of iHire, W2WM Board Member + Mentor As a board member and mentor with W2WM, I often share my passion for the organization and invite other women to consider becoming a mentor.  Sometimes I’m surprised by their responses.  “I don’t think I’d be a very good mentor.”

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Mentor Spotlight: “Mentoring, a Two-Way Street”

Sukanya Bora, Learning & Engagement Strategist at Frederick Health by W2WM Senior Program Assistant Andrea Baker When Sukanya became a mentor and workshop guest speaker with the CORE Program, she was looking to give back to the local community by sharing her perspective and guide others through their growth. “Mentoring

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W2WM Participates in the 2021 Unity Campaign for Frederick

by W2WM Senior Program Assistant Andrea Baker 1 in 3 Frederick County households struggle to afford basic human needs. The 2021 Unity Campaign for Frederick in unity with 31 local nonprofit organizations including W2WM will take place beginning on Wednesday, March 10th and ending Sunday, March 21st. What’s unique about

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Mentee Spotlight: Lusmerlin, Artist of the Black Lives Mural

by W2WM Senior Program Assistant Andrea Baker “When I began the CORE Program, I had just arrived in Frederick, and was starting from zero. No job, no friends, no family around me (only my new husband). People don’t really know how much anxiety and stress that actually entails, all the

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