Project Grow

Growing Women Leaders

Project Grow is a unique partnership between the Pass The Torch For Women Foundation and USA Funds committed to mentoring women college students to achieve their goals for higher education and career advancement. Project Grow encourages educational success and teaches the how-to’s of building strategic relationships and honing leadership skills. The end result of these efforts will be a group of women who persist to graduation, successfully transition to the workforce, and grow their careers.

Elements of Project Grow:

Nurturing Women’s Mentoring Relationships: Participants will have access to proprietary mentor-matching software, allowing them access to up to four mentors over the year for a total of 12 one-hour sessions with professional women across the nation.

Women’s Leadership Skills Building: In addition, eight leadership skills building modules will also be taught by an PTTFW affiliated instructor. Each module is two hours in length and participants will receive a workbook and create an individualized action plan.

Fundamentals in Mentoring

Propelling Your Career with Mentors and Sponsors

The Art of Negotiation

Networking with Intention

Resume Building Class

Best Version of Yourself Open House

Financially Fit with Fifth Third Bank

Building Authenticity and Confidence

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Studies prove that organizations are more successful if they have diversity within their group top decision-makers.


There is a need for strategies and tools to grow a diverse group of women leaders.


Leadership skills training and mentoring relationships are key to bringing more women into top positions.

Fall 2015 Marian University & Ivy Tech Community College recruited 100 women to participate in the first Project Grow initiative.

Watch The Project Grow Series
of Interviews