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A Note from Erin,

The first Women Who Succeed conference held on May 14th was a huge success! We had approximately 225 attendees, our speakers from Women Who Succeed were phenomenal, and our mentees and mentors were able to meet in person! The speakers were knowledgeable and inspiring followed by a reception with appetizers, music, a photo booth, and representation from 8 colleges and universities around the state who brought enrollment information for the young women. Thank you all who attended and for those who gave their time to present! Rewatch all our presenters here!

Women Who Succeed is proud to celebrate Juneteenth commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. The holiday originated in Galveston, Texas, and has been celebrated annually on June 19th in various parts of the United States since 1865 when Union Army general Gordon Granger read the proclamation declaring freedom for enslaved people in Texas. Juneteenth National Independence Day became a federal holiday on June 17, 2021.


Mentorship

2021-2022 Cohort Wrap-Up:
This has been a phenomenal inaugural year with Women Who Succeed.  Our deep gratitude goes out to the 53 members that donated their time and talents as mentors- along with the countless others that made an impact through speaking at workshops, hosting interns, and connecting young women with higher education and industry prospects.  We are thrilled to announce that three graduating mentees received full-time job offers through contacts made in their Women Who Succeed network!

This past week, we celebrated our 2021-2022 mentee cohort.  Take a look at our highlight reel from the year!

2022-2023 MENTOR ORIENTATION:  
Many thanks to all the women who joined us at the Women Who Succeed Conference on Saturday, May 14th.  Both at the conference and at two subsequent virtual sessions, we conducted full mentor program orientations.  The recording of the Mentor/Mentee Orientation, along with a copy of the slide deck, is available here for all mentors.
 
We wish you all a wonderful summer and encourage you to informally and regularly connect with your mentees over the coming months.  As a reminder, monthly mentor meetings begin on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH!


Internship

Current Cohort: 

Interested in hosting an intern?  Fill out our Intern Request Formand help us support our 173 Women Who Succeed mentees wanting to gain experience, explore industries, and enhance their resumes specifically through an internship.  Once the form is completed, the Women Who Succeed team makes the internship posting available to all mentees.  Through broad and targeted outreach with the young women, we will gather a batch of resumes by interested applicants that will be forwarded to you. 


Mentee Highlight: Sevara Frederico

Sevara is a high school Junior at West High School- and has participated in both Women Who Succeed and Code to Success, programs of the Success in Education Foundation.  A talented and ambitious leader, Sevara is the Founder of Sego Lily Hacks.  “The mission of Sego Lily Hacks is to empower women in STEM by creating educational opportunities and supportive environments in which they can develop their passions.”  

Over the past two years, she led a team of six to organize Salt Lake City’s first and largest gender-focused hackathon.  She fundraised over $28,000 in monetary and in-kind sponsorships and developed corporate partnerships to further their mission.  Check out her video to learn more about her journey and accomplishments!


Your Dollars Have Impact

On May 18, 2022, we hosted the first women’s only flight at the Ken Garff Hole in One Challenge, and it was a smashing success!  Thank you to the following companies that supported the event and joined us on the links at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club: Spinoff, Ken Garff, GBS Benefits, Scheels, BYU, Zions Bank, University of Utah Athletics, O.C. Tanner, Diversified, CUDL, Deseret Digital/KSL Cars, Tranont, Mountain America Credit Union, Utah State, Live View Tech, University of Utah Business, 8×8, and Innovative. A generous thank you also goes to Women Who Succeed members, Kami Packard & Brooklyn Mena from Scheels, who helped us raise an additional $50,000 in donations! A shout out to Nanette Graviet, from Mountain American Credit Union, who brought her A-game and was the sole women’s flight Hole in One winner of a 1-year lease on a RAM truck!

  • The Hip & Humble Summer Social – July 21, 2022 – Hip & Humble: Join us for a casual summertime gathering to socialize and support one of our very own flourishing entrepreneurs – Sheridan Mordue of Hip & Humble! Come network with our members, celebrate our women-owned business leaders, and meet our talented interns who may soon be launching into the workplace. Outdoor mingling and shopping inside + WWS shoppers receive 20% off their ENTIRE purchase. Light appetizers and connections are all on the menu and we can’t wait to see you there! Please register here https://wwssummersocial.eventbrite.com
  • FINALLY, the long-awaited… Diamonds on Ice Signature Soiree – September 24, 2022 – OC Tanner Jewelers: Slip on your favorite little black dress to enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres while you wait to see if you picked the same number that reveals the sparkling Grace Diamond from inside one of 300 frozen diamond ice cubes! You will also have a chance to donate toward an opportunity to win one of the enticing packages (such as a1 year lease on a Mercedes Benz!) and become a bidder in our silent auction that includes an Oceanside CA private villa for 16 and a beautiful Louie Vuitton handbag and scarf. You won’t want to miss this chance to support scholarships and mentorship for girls and young women, and network with our some of our best community champions! Please register here https://womenwhosucceeddiamondsonice.eventbrite.com.
  • Girls Give Back! – November 3, 2022 – Stay tuned to see how we will be serving our community during the season of gratitude and giving! All are welcome, but this event will be a wonderful in-person opportunity for our mentees and mentors to work together.

Each of these events is made possible with the support of generous individual and corporate sponsors that fuel our mission and enhance the engagement opportunities for our members and community partners! If you, your company, or your foundation would like to become a Sponsor of Women Who Succeed, let’s talk! Our work aligns so nicely with those who care about: STEM, education, community enhancement, workforce readiness, women’s leadership, and much more.

We HEAR Her Podcast

Our Women Who Succeed have been busy sharing their stories, insights, and lessons learned in our We HEAR Her Podcast Series. Listen here and subscribe to our weekly episodes released on the following platforms:

Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/we-hear-her/id1593067124
Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0gF5UkGzoYEYU6LjYqk9Mn
RSS https://rss.com/podcasts/wehearher/


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