I am so excited about the 2011 Mentoring Program. NYCLA has put together the FIRST EVER bar association sponsored mentoring program for the second year. We had the first meeting last night with a huge turn-out of mentors and mentees. This year's group consists of 20 pairs! We had to whittle down the applicants (>150! we enthusiastically encourage reapplying) based on the success of last year's program.
The meeting featured an excellent introduction to career empowerment and mentoring from Elise Holtzman http://www.advocatesuccessgroup.com/blog/. Following the meeting we met at our new monthly social gathering at the swanky, fabulously decorated back room of the Woolworth Tower Kitchen. http://www.thewoolworthtowerkitchen.com/photos.html I love this place. I can't wait to come back. Thank you Shariff and Lou!
This program is really that good. In fact, we need to find a better name than just mentoring program to brand it. I am open to suggestions.
Big thanks to Bari, Zack, and the Advisory Board: Lew Tesser, Judge Laura Ward, Nancy Morisseau and my humble self. This is going to be BIG!