Accrue’s Principal Partner, Patty Comer, participates as a mentor in Charlotte’s first-ever Bizwomen Mentoring Monday hosted by the Charlotte Business JournalApril 8th, 2014 by accruepartners
Nearly 300 Charlotte-area women braved the chilling rain Monday morning to be a part of the first-ever Bizomen Mentoring Monday event, hosted by the Charlotte Business Journal in tandem with our sister publications across the country.
In all, more than 9,000 took part in the event in 40 cities.
With CBJ corporate parent American City Business Journals Inc. leading the push, the event served as a kickoff for Bizwomen.com— a collection of news coverage, perspectives and resources catered especially for women in business.
Mentoring Monday featured a broadcast interview with Lori Griener of the ABC hit show Shark Tank, followed by one-on-one speed-coaching sessions with some of the most influential women in the Charlotte business community. A few of our mentors taped brief comments and advice at the event; you can see videos of those interviews here.
Local sponsors included CliftonLarsonAllen, Northeastern University-Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College’s Harris Conference Center as host sponsor. Local partners were CREW Charlotte, the Charlotte Chamber and WBT-AM.
At the national level, sponsors were ADT Security Services, CBIZ, Edward Jones, Liberty Mutual Insurance and PNC Bank. Partners were the American Business Women’s Association, or ABWA, and the National Association of Women Business Owners, or NAWBO.
Look for Mentoring Monday to roll around again next spring. But remember that Bizwomen is a year-round affair. Keep up with the conversation on social media by following the #Bizwomen hashtag and @bizwomenTBJ handle on Twitter and connecting with the Bizwomen group on LinkedIn.