On March 4, 2010, Mayor Bloomberg launched Mentor it Forward at his annual Women's History Month celebration. Created by the NYC Commission on Women's Issues in partnership with Barnard College, Mentor it Forward is a unique "speed mentoring" program created to provide students with access to successful professional women who are otherwise unable to participate in traditional mentor programs that require lengthy time commitments.
During a Mentor it Forward session, professional women meet one-on-one with college students for a few minutes each. The sessions are meant to be brief and informative and to give the students the opportunity to learn from successful professional women about career advice, benefits and challenges unique to women in their fields of interest, and to receive feedback on their intended career paths and goals.
College students are then encouraged to "mentor it forward" at upcoming events throughout the year by serving as speed mentors to high school students interested in learning from them about their college experience.
We will continue to update this page throughout the year with Mentor it Forward event dates, times, and locations.
If you are interested in volunteering your time as a mentor, please visit our mentor registration page. If you are either a college or high school student and would like to register to participate at future events, please visit our college student registration page or our high school student registration page. If you are a company, college or high school and would like to host an event, please visit our company registration page, college registration page or high school registration page.