2019 Mentorship

"Meet Your Match" Kick-off Event

The 2019 Mentorship Program kicked off on Wednesday, April 24 at Drake’s at the Barn in West Sacramento. This year’s program includes seven pairs of mentors and mentees, and most of our participants were able to join us for our “Meet Your Match” event. The event started with a mix & mingle where everyone introduced herself and met other participants over drinks and pizzas. WTS Sacramento President, Lauren Reinking, welcomed the group and shared a few words about the importance of mentors to young professionals. Program Chair, Sarah Strand, explained the program to our participants. Then, matches were revealed as each mentee opened an envelope to read out the name of her mentor. Mentor/mentee pairs spent some time getting to know each other and comparing calendars to schedule one-on-one mentoring meetings.

Join us in wishing our participants an enjoyable and fruitful nine months!

Mentees

  • Andrea McPhee (Caltrans)

  • Albee Wei (Fehr & Peers)

  • Carlye Buchholz (R.E.Y Engineers)

  • Kira Davis (Mark Thomas)

  • Hayley Quan (HDR)

  • Annika Ragsdale (WSP USA)

  • Treasure Acevedo (City of West Sacramento)

 

Mentors

  • Rebecca Mowry (Caltrans)

  • Jennifer Maxwell (Drake Haglan)

  • Sherri Berexa (Psomas)

  • Rachel Falsetti (Caltrans)

  • Monica Hernandez (SACOG)

  • Katie Miller (Left Lane Advisors)

  • Eileen Crawford (Caltrans)

Eligibility Criteria
  • Participants must be WTS members at the start of the program. If you are not a member, there’s still time to sign up! Please contact our Membership Chair Carlye Buchholz at cbuchholz@reyengineers.com.

 

  • Ability to commit to the full 9-month program, which includes attendance at one (1) kickoff in April 2019 and one (1) wrap-up event, plus monthly meetings between mentors and mentees at a mutually agreed-upon times and date.

Mentor
  • Women who hold senior positions in the transportation or transportation-related industry and have the desire and ability to assist their mentees to learn and grow in their careers.

  • NOTE: Previous mentoring experience is not required!

Mentee
  • Women with at least 2-5 years of experience in the transportation or related industry working directly on transportation-related projects.

  • Skills and abilities that demonstrate leadership.

Questions?

For more information, contact Sarah Strand at sarahs@cityofwestsacramento.org.

WTS Sacramento © 2019

PO BOX 188125

Sacramento, CA 95818-8125

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