Protégé Power: A Roadmap to Mentorship

Mel PardockCopy Editor and News Writer

Gustavus Women in Leadership is an organization on campus that, (according to their website) “inspires all women to advocate for themselves, live purposefully and create opportunities for future generations.” This year they are presenting a new speaker series entitled “Leverage your Resources”. The first installment of this series is “Protégé Power: A Roadmap to Mentorship,” which will take place Tuesday, September 20 at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. 

This event’s speaker is Lori Crever, who is an author, comedian, and “expert on mentoring relationships and career advancement”. Through this event, GWIL and Crever hope to encourage Gusties to learn how to “identify the right mentor for you, attract that person’s interest in your success, and cultivate a rapport to invite a range of practical and insightful career advice,” according to the Alumni Office. 

Crever was chosen as the speaker for this event due to her publication of a book, entitled Protégé Power: A Roadmap to Mentorship. Her expertise in teaching about the importance of mentorship and the value of a good role model was noted by GWIL members, and made her a shoo-in for the event. 

“This topic of mentorship was of interest to us as mentors can be invaluable resources and advocates that change the whole course of your career. But how do you find the right one? How do you build the best relationship with a mentor? Are there mistakes that could derail an otherwise really fulfilling partnership? Lori will be an excellent resource and her book provides some invaluable tips,” Gustavus Alum Allison Huff said. 

Events such as these are important to GWIL due to their powerful message and potential impact on women on campus. They provide opportunities for Gusties to learn ways to better themselves and work to better those around them, and encourage growth in skill, self-image, and positive mindsets. 

“GWIL strives to bring informative and impactful conversations to alumni and students. Our speaker series offers a variety of topics and discussions, virtually and in-person that can help to build confidence and your community,” Huff said. 

All Gusties interested can check their emails for registration for this event, or visit directly. Tickets are $35, and the event will include a variety of appetizers and snacks as well as a cash bar. Any Gustie interested in self-improvement and learning of the importance of mentorship is encouraged to attend.