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From Mentorship to Advocacy: Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders on Wed 06.05.2024 (Phoenix, AZ)

June 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$27.00 – $32.00

Join us for an inspiring event as we delve into the transformative journey from mentorship to advocacy, shaping the leaders of tomorrow. In this dynamic session, we will explore the profound impact of mentorship on professional growth and development, and how it serves as a catalyst for advocacy in various fields.

Our distinguished panelists, comprised of experienced mentors and advocates, will share their personal stories and insights, highlighting the pivotal role mentorship plays in empowering individuals to become advocates for change and progress in their communities.

Through engaging discussions and interactive sessions, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the mentorship journey, from building meaningful connections to leveraging mentorship experiences to drive positive change. Whether you are a seasoned mentor, a mentee seeking guidance, or an advocate for leadership development, this event offers valuable perspectives and actionable strategies to propel your journey forward.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative dialogue that champions mentorship, advocacy, and the empowerment of future leaders. Register now to secure your spot at “From Mentorship to Advocacy: Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders.

Date: Wednesday, June 5th
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Arizona Community Foundation, 2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 405B Phoenix, AZ 85016

Allymyr Atrero (Moderator) – Allymyr is a seasoned manager, excels in higher education and identity-based organizations, championing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. As Director of Higher Education Initiatives at CAEL, she spearheads projects benefiting adult learners, fostering relationships with diverse stakeholders, including community colleges, universities, and employers nationwide. Previously, at California State University, Monterey Bay, Atrero directed the Otter Cross Cultural Center, prioritizing leadership development and social justice education. Earlier roles at the University of Arizona and Arizona Serve showcased her commitment to experiential learning and community service. Atrero’s dedication extends to her role as Vice President of Mentorship at ACEL, facilitating professional growth and mentorship programs.

Evelyn Casuga (Panelist) – Evelyn is a multifaceted leader in economic and community development, education, and civic engagement. With extensive experience, including roles as Director of Community & Economic Prosperity at the Center for the Future of Arizona and General Manager of Community Affairs at APS, she excels in fostering strategic partnerships and driving impactful initiatives. Evelyn’s career spans municipal government, non-profit, and corporate sectors, where she has garnered recognition for her excellence, including prestigious awards such as the William Lampkin Long Term Excellence in Economic Development Award. Holding a Masters in City and Regional Planning, Evelyn continues to contribute to various boards and organizations, championing growth and prosperity in Arizona.

Claira Dresher (Penelist) – Claira is the COO of Gellert Health, a health navigation company supporting vulnerable patients to connect with medical, behavioral health and social services. Claira is a member of the ACEL Executive Alliance.  She is a caring and conscious business leader, a mental health counselor, and a trusted consultant. Claira was born in Seoul, Korea and has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a Bachelors in Psychology and Economics from New York University.  Claira’s career path includes 12 years at Goldman Sachs in New York across various roles in finance, operations and asset management, and 6 years as a franchise business owner in Arizona. In her personal time, Claira enjoys yoga, meditation, nature, roller skating and reading.  She and her husband serve and volunteer as mentors and premarital counselors in their community.

Jessica Hamel (Panelist) – Jessica is a Director and Senior Treasury Officer for Bank of America. She is part of the Healthcare, Education and Not-for-Profit (HENFP) team in the Global Commercial Bank. Jessica carries over 24 years of experience with the Bank, holding positions in Treasury Management, Commercial Banking, and Marketing, focusing on client relationships in healthcare, not-for-profit, education, retail, technology, franchise and manufacturing businesses across the globe. Her current responsibilities include developing comprehensive account plans, leading strategic dialogues around key client-centric issues and incorporating best practices, benchmarking, and solution positioning. Jessica leads business process reviews and account rationalization analysis to develop optimal and innovative treasury structure to meet client’s current and future needs Jessica volunteers with Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders, St. Mary’s Food Bank, Feed My
Starving Children, and Arizona Inferno Soccer Club.Jessica was born & raised in Tucson, and currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. She is an alumnus of Grand Canyon University and majored in Finance and Economics.

Jane Goh (Panelist) – Jane is a fashion entrepreneur hailing from Singapore, brings her expertise in international supply chain management to her successful venture, Northern Clover. Her brand, Journey, graces the racks of over 400 bridal, departmental, and specialty stores across the United States and Canada. With a Bachelor of Mathematics from The National University of Singapore and an MBA in International Business from Business School Sao Paulo-University of Toronto, Jane’s academic background complements her business acumen. Outside of work, she indulges in design, cooking, and hiking. Jane also embraces her role as a mother to Chloe, a 20-year-old college junior at Purdue University.

Reserve your spot now for an evening that promises to transform your approach to teamwork and communication!.

Member Pricing til 06/04/2024: $18.00 (member login required)

Non Member Early Bird til 06/04/2024: $27.00

General Admission after 06/04/2024: $32.00

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Attire: Business professional/Business Causal. All purchases are non-refundable

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June 5
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$27.00 – $32.00
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Arizona Comunity Foundation
2201 E Camelback Rd #405b
Phoenix, 85016
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