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

As our flagship initiative, the WLA offers a carefully crafted, small group mentoring program 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. We believe providing these women with the tools, knowledge, experience, and confidence to succeed in this endeavor is essential. We are pleased to announce that we will be kicking off our third session of this unique program later this summer.


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 voiced that they appreciate the fact 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 Women’s Leadership Alliance would like to thank all of our volunteer mentors for their time and commitment to this important initiative as well as the 20 mentees who have participated in the program thus far.

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