Mentoring makes an impact. It helps women build up their confidence, career, and network. Through Project Grow, students have not only been equipped with professional development skills, but also the confidence to use them.
This month marks the launch of the Project Grow Alumni Association to serve the 801 students who have graduated from the program to-date and provide additional programming to future students!
The Project Grow Alumni Association provides relevant programming, a platform for past participants to share their story, and a series of surveys to collect relevant data to show their professional growth. If you are an Alumni interested in joining the Project Grow Alumni Association visit here to get involved!
“Project Grow was such a wonderful experience for me. It felt very empowering to be connected to so many successful women, along with future industry leaders (my fellow students); never before had I been immersed in an environment where it felt so comfortable to discuss what it means to be a woman either entering or working in the workplace. Hearing that so many successful and competent women have dealt with many of the same insecurities I am fighting really made me feel as though I am not alone.”
“Project Grow has meant a network that is made available to me for support, mentorship, and an oasis of opportunity. The modules that was made available to me during my cohort were so rich with knowledge, and added value to me as a person. I could actually take the information and apply it to my every day life. It was simple enough to understand, yet it could meet the complexity of my lifestyle.”
“My experiences with Pass the Torch for Women have opened up a lot of pathways to the tech and venture capital industries. I’ve learned a lot from my mentors and other seasoned professionals in the network.”
“Project Grow has made me feel more confident because I know I have a support network of other woman with similar goals and struggles that want to take this opportunity to grow. Honestly, I feel like I’ve had thoughts about continuing my growth but wasn’t sure what the next step was for me. This program reaffirms that I’m on the right track to building my network and career.”
“Project Grow program has influenced me to be a better person, to strive for the impossible and know that no matter what, you have this incredible sisterhood who is there to help you succeed”
The Carla Perinne Perry Scholarship was created in honor of the late Project Grow student, Carla Perinne Perry. Perry demonstrated success by always offering encouragement to her peers, understanding the value of continued growth and education while showing a kind heart to all that encountered the warmth of her smile.
The scholarship is awarded to a current Project Grow student who has excelled in the program and has demonstrated success. Be sure to register for our Ignite the Torch event and secure your spot to be a part of the celebration!