Alison Martin-Books founded the Pass the Torch for Women Foundation in 2013 because she saw a need for a supportive community of women who support one another through mentoring relationships.
She is also the Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Diverse Talent Strategies, a consulting practice who helps companies attract, retain, and develop their talent through strategic mentoring initiatives, she works with a team who consults with companies, universities, associations, and nonprofits to create scalable mentoring programs.
She was nominated for Indianapolis Best and Brightest in 2013 and was recognized with the Indiana Commission for Women’s Torchbearer award in 2014. She is the author of the book, “Learning to Lead Through Mentoring”, published first in 2013 and re-released in 2016, which outlines the 8 lessons one must consider before pursuing a mentoring relationship.
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