The Global Leadership Mentoring Conference was produced by Elite Women Around The World to provide a powerful way for individuals to gain professional insight, receive support and expand their network. The program paired them with business executives from various industries in a one-to-one relationship.
The objective was to connect talented and emerging women leaders with other women leaders in an engaging environment to gain professional insight, receive support and expand their network.
Nip Singh, Mayor Richard Bain, Rita Singh and Sister Diana Stano
Rita N. Singh, founder and CEO of Elite Women Around The World, served as Master of Ceremony and welcomed the crowd to the event.
Claire Scott Miller, Executive Coach of Corporate Balance Concepts and President at C. Scott Miller & Assoc., gave the Welcome Address titled "Mentoring, Roles and Expectations."
Claire Scott Miller
She said that even though it is called "Men"toring, it is for women too. She told of the word's roots from Homer's Odyssey - Mentor was a friend of Odysseus.
She told of the 3 types of mentoring: Informal or traditional mentoring, Planned or formal mentoring and Kaleidoscope mentoring. There is also self-mentoring.
This was followed by short presentations from a variety of women leaders in various business enterprises including the following.
Gloria M. Ware of JumpStart
Diane S. Smith, CEO of Choice Telecommunications
Debbie Hanson of ClevelandWomen.Com
Harriette Watford Lowenthal of ExecuNet
Dana Marie DeCapite, Esq. of Maria E. Quinn Co.
Sonya Bapna Patel of Zenworks Yoga
Karen Gurney, PhD, CEO of Career IQ
Lee-Ann Spacek, Principal North Coast Residential Relocation
Susanna Margaret Goulder, Certified Coach
Becky Gaylord, president of Gaylord LLC
Diane Helbig, Business Coach
Along with networking opportunities, targeted vendors were available to discuss business options.
Sonya Wagasky, SBA
Tiffany Abbenhouse, PNC
Rita Singh introducing the panel of guest speakers
A panel of experts spoke featuring Gilbert Goldberg, District Director SBA Cleveland District Office, Sr. Diana Stano, President of Ursuline College, Ratanjit Sondhe, Founder/CEO of DiscoverHelp Inc. and Richard Bain, Mayor of Pepper Pike.
Gil Goldberg, U.S. Small Business Administration Cleveland District Director, spoke about tapping into regional resources.
Sister Diana Stano, President of Ursuline College, spoke about Ethical Leadership. Sister Stano said that Ethical leaders don't always win and are sometimes ignored but they stick to their values in spite of it.
Sister Diana Stano, President of Ursuline College
Ratanjit Sondhe said that society is only as civil as how respected, educated and well-equipped the women are. The selflessness, compassion and other female characteristics are seen as weakness by men but shouldn't be.
Ratanjit Sondhe told of the 3 powerful women who made him what he is. He encouraged people to make their best even better.
Pepper Pike Mayor Richard Bain presented a proclamation to Rita Singh.
Pepper Pike Mayor Richard Bain
Rita Singh and Pepper Pike Mayor Richard Bain
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