June 15, 2017 – U.S. Department of State – When women succeed, countries succeed. American women in particular play a key role in collaborating with their counterparts from all around the world to create life-changing professional development opportunities that promote women’s success and leadership both at home and abroad.
Every year since 2006, the Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership has paired top American businesswomen with emerging international women leaders for two-week mentorships in cities across the United States. The mentors are members of Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women Leaders, and — just like the emerging women leaders they are paired with — come from varied backgrounds in government, business, academia, civil society, and the media. In addition to offering a firsthand look at management skills in practice and business advice, the program is designed to create a global network of women who pave the way for future generations, including through economic and women’s empowerment projects in local communities.
In their own words, here are key takeaways from some of this year’s American mentors and international mentees on the value of mentorship and empowering women around the globe.
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