In July 2002, the President's Commission of the Status of Women acted to increase the number of women in senior leadership roles at Emory University.
The Commission asked Human Resources to provide the leadership and funding necessary to launch the Mentor Emory pilot program. The project team consisted of members from Human Resources and the Commission with approximately 20 women (10 mentors and 10 mentees). The pilot program included two lunch and learn sessions.
In 2007 the target audience was expanded to include male and female staff members. With this change, Mentor Emory participation increased by 58%. The revitalized Mentor Emory program is an integral part of University's Leadership Development Initiative.
With the expanded programming and audience, Mentor Emory continues to provide individuals with one-to-one partnering that enhances the growth of the mentee and the mentor.
Mentor Emory advances the individual and community through learning from others and giving back. Towards this endeavor, they: