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EmpowHER Hour: The Empowerment Through Mentorship

November 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

EmpowHER Hour: The Empowerment Through Mentorship

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About this Session:

The Empowerment Through Mentorship

The Empowerment Through Mentorship Workshop is designed to help mentees foster meaningful connections with experienced mentors. This dynamic workshop aims to empower individuals to unlock their full potential, achieve personal and professional growth, and navigate their unique paths to success. We will cover: how to find a mentor, make your ask, and maintain the relationship. During this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to the benefits of mentorship, gaining insights into the power of guidance, support, and encouragement. The workshop will focus on creating a positive and inclusive learning environment, where mentees can openly discuss their goals, challenges, and aspirations.

About the Speakers:

Melissa Mehall, Co-founder of Meli’s Monster Cookies

Melissa Mehall has a B.B.A. from The McCombs Business School at the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University. Melissa practiced corporate transactional law at K&L Gates LLP and Holland & Knight LLP full time for many years, then slowing down to part-time when her children were little. In 2013 the idea for Meli’s Monster Cookies was born while Melissa was working part-time, and she and her best friend, Melissa Blue, founded Meli’s Monster Cookies.

Melissa Blue, Co-founder of Meli’s Monster Cookies

Melissa Blue has a B.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin and a Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) Degree from GIA. After receiving her G.G. degree, Melissa owned and operated Blue Diamonds, a fine jewelry boutique in Waco, Texas. She then took time off from her career, raising three boys in Austin, Texas. When her youngest child turned two, the idea for Meli’s Monster Cookies was born and she and her best friend, Melissa Mehall, founded Meli’s Monster Cookies.

Interested in Being a Mentor?

This semester, we’re aiming to have each session not only be an opportunity to learn but also an opportunity to start putting what they learned into practice – this is where you come in!

The first 30 minutes of the session will be the speaker walking the students through the content, then the last 30 minutes will be an opportunity for the students to practice the networking tips and tricks they just learned with you. No preparation needed, just show up and help us provide a friendly, low-stakes environment for our students to start getting comfortable networking with potential mentors and practice their mentor pitch/ask!

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November 1, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Kendra Scott Center
2301 Trinity Street
Austin, 78712 United States
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