Menttium 100 was the first cross-company mentoring program established in 1991. It’s name came from the first cohort size – 100 women. Since 1991, Menttium 100’s reach has expanded to over 70 countries and more than 200 companies.
We have seen modest changes to male dominance in corporate culture, but women still face barriers and there is more work to do.
Menttium 100 provides a confidential environment with a mentor experienced in the strategies needed for women to overcome the persistent obstacles and accelerate their advancement. Increased confidence is a by-product of our Menttium 100 program.
As a result of their Menttium 100 experience
Why does increasing the confidence of women in corporate roles matter? Research tells us that women will only apply for a job or promotion if they have 100% of the required skills where their male counterparts will apply when they have 60% of the necessary skills.
By improving women’s confidence, we are removing gender related obstacles to advancement. We all need a champion at different phases of our careers. Menttium 100’s data proves that when you arm your high potential women with a mentor they will take more risks, including lateral moves, accept additional responsibility and apply for the promotion more often than their female colleagues who do not have a mentor.
% of Menttium 100 Women Who Made a Lateral During Their One Year Mentoring Experience
% of Menttium 100 Women Who Accepted Additional Responsibilities During Their One Year Mentoring Experience
% of Menttium 100 Women Who Earned Promotions During Their One Year Mentoring Experience
29 Years of Ongoing Learning
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Average Tenure of Menttium Mentors (Years)
With only 5% women representation across Fortune 500 CEOs, we see a major need for senior leaders to champion women and to instill confidence in their high performers. Our Menttium 100 mentors all are vetted to ensure they have a high level of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and can support women in achieving their career aspirations.
Menttium 100 mentees join Momentum and Ladders mentees for monthly Business Education Webinars focused on topics critical to our mentees and proven to be pivotal to leadership success.
In addition to a one on one partnership. Mentees also have access to connect with peers from other corporations for an added level of support and opportunity to learn from each other.
Roz has been an incredible help through many of my professional challenges. She shared her own personal experiences to help me put to practical use. She is not only well respected in the business community, but also has great talent to share.
My mentor provided guidance to help me better manage my day to day work demands as well as my strategic objectives. Her mentoring helped me more fully align my strategies and, in turn, increase my productivity.
With the guidance of my mentor I have become more thoughtful about my approach toward people and problems and have also instituted a pricing model that will generate increased revenue for my organization.
I addressed some issues in my department that were roadblocks to productivity. We now have a team approach versus a silo perspective. Without the assistance from my mentor, I might never have addressed the issue with my team.
With the support and encouragement of my mentor, I have pursued opportunities where I could add value to the organization and meet my career development objectives. My new role has allowed me to stretch my boundaries and is proving to be a great value to the company as well. My current project has the potential to provide millions in cost savings to the organization.
Caroline "got" me and my world, and she did so really quickly. This meant that we could dive into real work situations and work through them together, which was extremely valuable - I could use the products of our conversations immediately. Caroline has a superior ability to analyze issues and does so with great questions, great objectivity, and great care. This, combined with her clear thinking and language, helped me articulate both challenges and solutions in ways I wouldn't have otherwise. I'm really grateful for our relationship. It's been very rich.
My mentor was incredibly valuable in helping me to think through actions and approaches I could take to help improve my overall performance. He listened to what my priorities were and helped to define a path to achieve my objectives. He was there for me when I needed and was focused on what I needed to get out of the relationship. He was a pleasure to work with.
Kathy was highly supportive in assisting me in the achievement of my goals. She demonstrated strong listening skills and offered valuable, actionable advice. She also was highly flexible in accommodating meeting requests. I benefited tremendously from her perspectives specifically relating to foundational leadership behaviors and relationship building.
Connie has been an incredible mentor and I am very appreciative. She is wise, insightful, and has definitely been invested in my growth and development. Connie's approach has truly helped me to reinforce and appreciate my strengths as well as helping me to grow in the ways that are most meaningful for me as an individual and a leader. As Connie has put it, I've been making "thoughtful adjustments." I have gained clarity and am excited about what I can deliver as a leader. I feel fortunate to have had Connie as my mentor and can't thank her enough. I will put to good use what I've learned.
Peggy is a wonderful mentor. She was able to take my professional experiences and relate them to her own that provided excellent parallels. I received guidance on dealing with difficult employees, increasing my executive presence, approaching my manager with new ideas, etc. I also learned not to mentally beat myself up after perceived failures. There are so many wonderful gold nuggets I got from Peggy. I keep a running list of advice from her that I plan to pass on to others.
I was able to look at myself and my goals more holistically. If I think about a turning point, it was probably during the Menttium mentoring program. It was a great journey for me. It made a difference.
At the time I was informed I had been chosen to participate in Menttium 100, I did not understand the value of having a mentor. Then I was paired with the most perfect person for me; someone who had been an executive at the company where I worked at the time and who had left to become an entrepreneur. His career path and enthusiasm to share his insights far exceeded my expectations for our mentoring relationship! What surprised me the most was, after sharing some challenges that I was facing with my boss and an employee of mine at the time, my mentor asked if I realized that the root cause of both issues was the same. He was completely right and I had not made that connection on my own! Having a trusted advisor to cheer me on when I did well and to give me objective feedback on what I could do better completely changed my career trajectory! I am grateful to my Menttium mentor, Steve. I continue to mentor in the hope that I am able to be for my Menttium mentees what he was to me!
I feel so fortunate to have attended the program and my mentor has volunteered to stay in touch after the program ends. I am glad that I have had the chance to work with my mentor and look forward to my continued growth.
My mentor has provided me with a unique perspective on career goals and growth, the world outside of my own company and how to think differently through times of significant transition. Her ability to ask the right questions and provide candid feedback have pushed me to a different level of thinking and goal setting. I have enjoyed all of our conversations and look forward to continuing our relationship.
I have been involved with Menttium since 2000 and am a strong believer in this program. I have been amazed through the years at how effective virtual mentoring can be. I have learned a significant amount from Menttium in how to be a good mentor that I have used in both my business and personal life. Most important, I have learned so much through the partnerships I have had and the input and thoughts of the mentees I have worked with. It is an incredibly rewarding experience.
My overall Menttium Experience was priceless with the balance between monthly Menttium sessions and 1:1 mentor meetings.