2016 FWA Mentoring Program Kick Off Event

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The 2016-2017 FWA Mentoring Program Mentees and their Mentors

The annual Financial Women’s Association  High School Mentoring Program kickoff dinner was held on November 14th at the High School of Economics and Finance (HSEF). The purpose of this event was for mentors and mentees to catch up, or meet for the first time.

This year, FWA welcomed five new mentees: juniors Crystal Prasad and Akeela Williams, and sophomores Sheyla Franco, Ying Mai, and Peony Nobrega-Walcott. HSEF junior mentees Jalissa Robinson and Keanna Robinson spoke about the impact FWA had on their academic and professional development, in particular from their work with mentor Beth Dorfman.

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Juniors Keanna and Jalissa Robinson (middle) speak about their mentor Beth Dorfman (right). Hang Yang waits to deliver her remarks

HSEF junior mentee Hang Yang also gave prepared remarks about her personal, academic, and professional growth from working with mentor Leslie Hecht. MBHS senior mentees Juliessy Brioso, Cassie Persaud and Jasmin Gill  also spoke about the impact the  FWA had on them, and how they had changed because of the program. All in all, the kickoff event included a lot of food, mingling, and fun.

by Amy Ghotra (HSEF Mentee, Junior)




More Highlights

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FWA Mentees from MBHS and HSEF listen to student speakers reflect on their experiences participating in the program


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Mentees and mentors mingle before dinner