The Western New York Women's Foundation is proud to partner with Women Who Lead on our Aspiring Leader Pathway. Women Who Lead is a team of local female leaders committed to sharing their skills, knowledge, wisdom, and connections with aspiring young women in Western New York. Women Who Lead is about connection and leveraging our vast network of influential women to develop leadership skills in women at all levels.
Participants in the Aspiring Leader Pathway are matched with a mentor whose experience is relevant to the Aspiring Leader's goals. Fill out the forms linked below to connect with a mentor or mentee and expand your network today.
Apply to be a mentor
Apply to be a mentee
Women with mentors experience increased connection, broader perspective, and more engagement at work, plus women with mentors are more likely to advance in their careers. Mentorship can also help the bottom line: recent studies have reported how a more gender-diversified C-suite positively impacts profitability.
Yet roughly half of all women have no access to a mentor.
As such, the WNY Women’s Foundation’s ALL IN WNY initiative recognizes the importance of facilitating opportunities for mentorship as part of its Aspiring Leader Pathway. ALL IN is proud to partner with Women Who Lead to bring together women and encourage female mentorships throughout the region.
Women Who Lead Leadership Team
WOMEN WHO LEAD (WWL) was founded in 2017 by Ellen Grant. WWL is a volunteer group of women who desire to assist adult women in WNY interested in securing a mentor for the enhancement of the mentee’s skills.
Ellen Grant, Founder
Althea Luehrsen, Advisory Board Co-Chair