You are currently viewing Join Us for the Launch of the “Pass the Torch for Women” Movement

Join Us for the Launch of the “Pass the Torch for Women” Movement

The Challenges:

  • On average full-time year-round female workers earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts.
  • Women make-up 50% of the population yet hold only 16% of the seats in Congress.
  • 57% of women are targeted for workplace bullying.

The Opportunities:

  • Women with five or more mentors rank 20 percent higher on perceptions of success and feelings of confidence than their peers with five or fewer mentors.
  • Entrepreneurial self-efficacy increases when women & girls are exposed to role models.
  • Companies with a record of promoting women are more profitable. Of the Fortune 500 companies, the top 25 companies for women demonstrated 69% higher profitability than the industry median.


The Mentoring Women’s Network Foundation is dedicated to helping women empower one another through mentoring relationships. Our Pass the Torch for Women Movement is our nationwide call to action.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the national launch of the Pass the Torch for Women Movement via a luncheon in Indianapolis, IN, with proceeds to benefit the Mentoring Women’s Network Foundation.  Tickets are now on sale!


Pass the Torch for Women Movement

Launch Luncheon

Thursday, August 14, 2014

8 am to 1:45 pm


 Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center

2820 North Meridian Street

Indianapolis, Indiana 46208


What to expect at the luncheon:

Meet our keynote speaker Dottie Gandy of Dallas, Texas. Ms. Gandy is the founder of The Up to Something Group in Dallas, TX, whose members choose to be intentional about designing the lives they want – and create extraordinary results in the process.  She was the regional director for the Franklin Covey Company in Dallas, and continued her relationship with that organization for more than 20 years.  An avid supporter of women in business, Dottie was a co-founder of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).  She was also a corporate executive for 10 years with Giant Food, Inc. in Washington, D.C., a Fortune 500 food retailer, where she administered 16 of the company’s labor contracts.  She now serves as the Dallas Market Director for Mentoring Women’s Network.

This half-day event is chaired by Traci Dolan and will feature Billie Dragoo, CEO of Repucare and acting CEO of NAWBO, as the honoree.

  • Participate in a panel discussion on mentoring featuring Melissa Greenwell, Patty Prosser, and Tamara Zahn
  • Discover networking opportunities
  • Take the “Pass the Torch for Women” pledge
  • Bid at the silent auction. Proceeds to benefit Mentoring Women’s Network Foundation and the Pass the Torch for Women campaign
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch
  • Price for MWN members is just $175. Guests are $225. Corporate tables available.

What you can do today:

  • Register for the Pass the Torch for Women Movement Launch Luncheon on August 14, 2014 in Indianapolis
  • Inspire someone: register with a friend
  • If you can’t attend in person, consider making a pledge online.


Authentic change occurs when we have meaningful conversations.

Don’t just hope things get better; make things get better.

Join us for this exciting event.