“Mentoring Women as they Launch” provides unique chance to mentor, network between generations

MARQUETTE — One group in Marquette gave women a unique opportunity for mentorship and networking earlier tonight.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Marquette Branch held their second annual “Mentoring Women as they Launch” event, where women of all ages had the chance to talk with one another and share ideas, which is a dynamic that can be very beneficial.

“It’s an intergenerational dynamic that can happen between anybody,” said Leslie Warren, AAUW member and organizer. “It’s not just a women-to-women dynamic. In this case, it gives an opportunity for young women to hear the stories of older, more experienced women, but any time we have that intergenerational mentoring, that’s important and useful.”

Along with mentorship, this event is beneficial to college students looking to reach out and connect with members of the community.

“This is a phenomenal opportunity for students to interconnect in the community,” said Taylor Susa, NMU student and AAUW member. “I think a lot of times, especially college students, we’re in our own hub on campus, and this is a great way to get out there into the real world and talk to those people that you’ll be networking with as you go further in your career.”

This is the second year that the event has been held, and the AAUW is looking forward to having more in the future.

For more information about the AAUW, visit their Facebook page here.