Promoting mentoring among women of color

mentoring symposium for women of color in higher education
Caitlin Hearns (left) and Danielle Masuda (center) of the Office of Residential Life talk with Tasha Kay Warren of Alumni & Development during a symposium titled “The Importance of Mentoring Relationships in the Careers of Traditionally Underrepresented Women of Color in Higher Education” Nov. 19 at College Hall. The symposium was funded through the university’s Diversity and Inclusion Grants program and included keynote addresses from Teresa A. Bryce-Bazemore, JD, president of Radian Guaranty Inc., and Sybil Jordan Hampton, EdD, former president of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation; a panel discussion on the benefits of mentoring relationships; and a networking reception. Approximately 80 university faculty and staff attended the symposium. Follow-up sessions will be held at noon Thursday, Jan. 27, and Thursday, April 14, in the Danforth University Center, Room 276. For more information, e-mail Tamara King at