Empowering Emerging Leaders: Leadership and Career Growth in Southern Oregon

The Women’s Leadership Conference Mentorship Program (WLCMP) is an ongoing initiative that pairs mentors (established leaders) with mentees (emerging leaders). We founded the Mentorship Program with a profound belief that all individuals, regardless of background, company status, or connections—including women and members of the LGBTQ+ community—should have access to leadership opportunities and career advancement.

We foster an inclusive and supportive community that actively shares knowledge, encourages diversity, and challenges outdated notions of leadership. We believe that, ultimately, we will create an entire ecosystem of women leaders supporting and advocating for one another throughout Southern Oregon.

Although the program is mentee-centric, and we strive to address each mentee’s personal goals, we have found some commonalities among desired outcomes, including:

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What We Do

Presentation Skills:

This includes executive presence, confidence, and getting your voice heard.

Career Advancement:

Goals may include securing a promotion, mastering interviewing skills, or developing internal/external relationships.

Knowledge Expansion:

Mentees can determine objectives to broaden their knowledge and skill-set in specific disciplines or industries.

Management and Teamwork:

This may include becoming a better people and/or project manager, working effectively with teams, or identifying competencies for growth. 

Problem-Solving Skills:

Mentees may seek help to develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking and decision-making, innovation, and growth mindset.


Mentors may help mentees with effective networking, including connecting them with key people in their sphere of influence.

Knowledge Transfer:

Mentees may gain wisdom from their mentors, including information about workplace expectations, policies, and experiences.

Conflict Management:

Mentors often help mentees deal with navigating workplace differences, and improving skills in conflict management and resolution.