Leadership Initiative Mentorship Program

I would recommend the program to anyone who wants to advance their career and grow as an advisor. It is great to have a network of people with similar experiences that you can go to for advice.


– Alexa Kane, WLA Mentee

Being a source of support, guidance and information to Kate, I definitely got a lot out of it and I’m glad that I was able to give as well. It feels really good.


– Traci Richmond, WLA Mentor

About the WLA Mentorship Program

The WLA chose as our first program offering a carefully crafted, small group mentoring pilot designed around providing formal training for mentors as well as focusing on helping mentees achieve their individually set goals and objectives. We chose this as our first initiative after extensive research uncovered the many challenges women face in growing in this profession.


Many of these mentees will be in the position of succeeding their senior partners in their practices over the next few years, so providing these women with the tools, knowledge, experience, and confidence to succeed in this endeavor is essential.


Mentees in the WLA program have repeatedly commented how pleased they are with their pairings and how the similarity in backgrounds and experiences is already making a real impact on their daily routines and work environments.


Mentees have also stated they appreciate the fact that this program is mentee centric and allows them to work toward goals they set for themselves.  For many, having the ear of a senior, successful women advisor committed to listening to them has been a truly meaningful and unique experience.

The top thing I got out of the mentorship was confidence. My mentor Traci has instilled in me that I can do this and that I will succeed.


– Kate Starkey, WLA Mentee

My role is to really be the champion, because I know it can be done, because I’ve walked that whole gauntlet. It’s all about accelerating success.


– Pamela Grey, WLA Mentor