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Indianapolis-Based Mentoring Women’s Network Holds National Launch Event for Pass the Torch for Women Campaign

Indianapolis: Women supporting women professionally through mentoring programs has been found to promote career growth not only for the mentee, but for the mentor as well. Committed to facilitating these beneficial relationships, Indianapolis-based Mentoring Women’s Network has taken on the challenge to create the world’s largest and most effective women’s mentoring program. In an effort to make mentoring services available to any woman who wants them, the Foundation will officially launch an awareness and fundraising campaign, Pass the Torch for Women, at a luncheon on August 14, 2014 at the Ivy Tech Corporate College & Culinary Center. Attendees may register at

During the Pass the Torch for Women Campaign, one million women and men will Take the Pledge, declaring their desire to make an impact by mentoring, inspiring, and empowering women.  Participate in an interactive networking workshop and be inspired by an array of dynamic speakers. Come learn more about the Pass the Torch for Women campaign and the Mentoring Women’s Network.

Pass the Torch for Women Workshop and Luncheon

Thursday, August 14, 2014
8:00am to 1:45 pm

Ivy Tech Corporate College & Culinary Center

2820 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46208


Event Chairperson:   Traci Dolan, Former Chief Administrative Officer at ExactTarget

Honoree:  Billie Dragoo, CEO of RepuCare, Acting CEO of NAWBO



“Networking with Intention” presented by Nikki Lewallen
Executive Director of Rainmakers Marketing Group

Powerhouse Panel Discussion on Mentoring:

Melissa Greenwell
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Finish Line
Patty Prosser
Chairperson of the Board, Indiana Chamber
Tamara Zahn
Former President of Indianapolis Downtown Inc
Chairperson of International Downtown Association
Dr. Elcira Villarreal
Former Director of Global Medical Communications of Lilly
Mary Boehkle
Indianapolis Managing Partner Deloitte Tax, LLP
Tracy Edmonds
Chief Diversity Officer at Wellpoint

Keynote Speaker:

Dottie Gandy, Dallas, TX
Dallas Mentoring Women’s Network Market Director
Co-founder, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Co-Author, “Choose!  The Role that Choice Plays in Shaping Women’s Lives”


Join us for the launch of Pass the Torch for Women, a nationwide call to action for women and men to support one another personally and professionally through mentoring.

This event is in support of the Mentoring Women’s Network Foundation, a 501c3 formed to create the largest and most effective professional mentoring program for women in the world.

Register HERE.