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Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Elevating Diverse Talent and Millennial Retention Through Mentoring and Sponsorship. We Want to See Your Employees Thrive!

Event Details

Start Date:  9/13/2017 7:45 AM EST
End Date:  9/13/2017 10:00 AM EST
Venue Name:  Tower Club
Location:  8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Ste 1700
   Vienna, VA United States  22182
Organization Name: HR Alliance DC
Contact: Amy Steinbicker
   Phone: 703-433-9576

Networking: 7:45 - 8:15 AM
Join us early for an opportunity to meet new people!

Program Description:
A mentoring culture = an engagement culture. As we say @Twomentor, LLC "The people who mentor at your company are the people who drive retention at your company."  Did you know 75% of Millennials view mentoring as crucial to their success?

Learner Objectives:

  1. You will learn why building mentoring cultures and initiatives  will play an increased and crucial role in engaging and retaining a diverse skilled workforce especially when over 90% of Millennials want to be mentored and 79% view it as critical to their professional life.
  2. Is STEM the new gateway to the American Dream? Over 80% of jobs will require STEM Skills.  STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) jobs pay women 92 cents on a dollar what men make versus 54 - 77 cents on average.
  3. You will learn the business case for mentoring, 7 pathways, and the importance of sponsorship relationships to elevate a diverse skilled workforce.

Speaker: Julie Kantor, CEO Twomentor, LLC

Julie Kantor is an ‘all-in’ roll-up your sleeves leader and serial entrepreneur, and currently serves as Co-Chair of Leadership Greater Washington’s Signature Program Class of 2017. Whether in a board room with executives or working with collaborative teams, Julie instills excitement, inspires commitment, & demonstrates an unwavering drive to succeed. Her newest venture and 5th start-up Twomentor, LLC focuses on elevating a diverse STEM workforce and helps companies build mentoring cultures to drive retention. Twomentor, LLC builds on her 24 years in workforce development & building social impact movements (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and Million Women Mentors). In prior roles, she championed diversity in STEM education, authored several books on youth entrepreneurship, and has been featured on,, in the Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Huffington Post Live.

As a sought after speaker & connector, Julie is well networked to the national community of top business, academic, non-profit, & gov. leaders. Julie has been a professional speaker at events around the world including Women in Tech International, Department of Labor, European Union, ISM-NJ, US News STEM Solutions, Federal Reserve Bank, Women MBA Int'l. Chair at IIRUSA Women in STEM. She has worked & consulted w/ clients such as: Cisco, Samsung, Tata (TCS), Intel, Alpha Corp., Sony, Carnival, BP, Stratasys and more. Julie has been honored by the White House for an extensive career in youth entrepreneurship education, by SmartCEO as “15 Leaders We Admire”, and by AT&T Women Who Inspire.

Honored by White House for 20-year career in youth entrepreneurship education, SmartCEO "15 Leaders We Admire" & AT&T Women Who Inspire
A proven pioneering leader for building Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and Million Women Mentors. A driving force for STEM Diversity championing 60 partners (reach- 30 million girls & women)
Global Professional Speaker incl:  Women in Tech Int'l, DOL, EU, ISM-NJ, US News STEM Solutions, Federal Reserve Bank, Women MBA Int'l. Chair at IIRUSA Women in STEM.

Featured on:, Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, Chronicle of Philanthropy,, Huffington Post Live

Author of: "I Said Yes: Youth Entrepreneurship in America’s Schools", "The Mentor Road Trip Action Guide," "Youth Entrepreneurship in America" for Aspen Institute

Professional Development:

This program has been preapproved by HRCI for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHRTM, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM.  The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s (HRCI) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

This program has been submitted to SHRM and is valid for 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM

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