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Mentorship Program Agenda & Application

Mentorship Program Overview

The Go for the Greens Foundation Inc. is expanding a pilot program that provides young women like you in high school and college with an opportunity to meet and connect with women business leaders. This program is designed to recognize your leadership qualities and inspire you to dream big and focus on the next steps to realizing your potential as an entrepreneur or a leader in the workforce.

This mentoring initiative provides educational opportunities in a highly interactive environment to encourage you to learn from mentors as well as each other. The goal is to show you an array of top-level careers that are open to you, with the idea in mind that "You can't be what you can't see." It will include in-person and virtual events.

The initiative continues with a one-day curriculum at the Go for the Greens 2018 business development conference on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Disney's BoardWalk Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This event offers you a unique opportunity to learn from women all over North America.

If you'd like to participate in the mentorship program, please fill out the enclosed application and submit it before 11:59 pm February 9, 2018. The foundation will notify you as soon as possible whether you are accepted to participate in the in-person event at Walt Disney World. Please see attached information sheet for the schedule.

Thank you, and we wish you great success!

Cindy Chace
Chair, Go for the Greens Foundation

Diane Sears
Co-Chair, Go for the Greens Foundation

Take Action Today

Fill out the easy online mentorship application form here

The Go for the Greens global sustainability hub collaborates with the mentorship program to connect enterprising students with entrepreneurs, business leaders and educators in the area of sustainability. Stay tuned for more details!

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Go For The Greens Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program Agenda


Go for the Greens Foundation Inc.
Mentorship Program

Schedule subject to change

Friday, February 16, 2018
Disney's BoardWalk Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL

8:00am to 8:30am
General Session
Welcome and Announcements

Participants join the general session of the Go for the Greens conference for the initial keynote speech before breaking out into their own special programming.
8:30am to 9:30am
General Session

Panel: What You Need to Know to Thrive in the Circular Economy
Tim Center, Sustainable Florida, Tallahassee, FL
9:15am to 9:30am0am Break
Move to Marvin Gardens for Mentorship Program
9:40am to 10:00am ST. JAMES PLACE

Begin this day of special programming designed to encourage you to think about your future.
Presenters: Cindy Chace and Diane Sears, Go for the Greens
Moderators: Billie Bryant Schultz and Betty Manetta
Introductions around the room
Learn who is in the mentorship program with you as we make introductions around the room.
10:00am to 10:50am ST. JAMES PLACE
Panel: How I Became What I Am Today
Hear from powerful female leaders including entrepreneurs, corporate executives, military officers and nonprofit directors about how they grew up to become who they are today. What did it take to get there, what do they do to stay focused, and what advice do they offer the next generation?
10:50am to 11:00am Break
11:00am to 11:40am ST. JAMES PLACE
Workshop: I Can Be Anything I Want
As you write down your goals and ideas of what kinds of careers you might like to pursue, you begin to plan for your future.
  • Tracy Barber, UPS, Atlanta, GA
  • Sunny Nastase, UPS, Atlanta, GA
11:40am to 12:20pm Workshop: I Am Prepared for the Future
Representatives from Walt Disney Company and UPS give insight into how to apply for an internship or a job. Who do you contact, how do you address people, what methods of contact do you use, and how do you follow up?
  • Beth Merrick, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • John Stephenson, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL
12:20am to 12:50pm ST. JAMES PLACE
Share a meal and compare notes from the morning. Decide who at each table will represent the group at the closing session from 4 to 4:30pm..
12:50pm to 1:00pm Break
Move to East Ballroom
1:00pm to 2:00pm EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Keynote: Drive Determines Distance: How Far Are You Willing to Go?
Speaker: Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyck, Calgary, CA

Lisa is a peak performance specialist and will share her journey with you, how she went from a high handicap recreational adult golfer to being ranked second in the world and one of the longest hitters on the planet. She will help you find clarity in the areas of:
  • Intrinsic motivation - What are you passionate about? What gets you excited? What drives you?
  • Goal setting - How far do you want to go? What do you want to achieve? Do you have limits? Are you challenging yourself enough?
  • Overcoming obstacles - You will have setbacks and difficulties. How will you persevere and thrive?
  • Collaboration - Teamwork and communication are vital to success. Surround yourself with people who support you.
2:30pm to 3:00pm Break
Visit our expo of women-owned and sustainability retailers in the Go for the Greens Marketplace
4:00pm to 4:30pm EAST BALLROOM
General Session

Interactive Workshop: The Next Generation of Business Leaders
In this interactive session, hear from students who are participants of the Go for the Greens mentoring program about what they’ve learned and what they plan to do with their new knowledge. Also learn about sister mentorship programs by Enterprising Women magazine and other organizations to learn how you can get involved.
Moderator: Monica Smiley, Enterprising Women, Cary, NC
3:00pm to 3:45pm Break
2:30pm to 3:30pm ST. JAMES PLACE
Interactive Exercise: One-to-One Mentoring
Meet with specific mentors according to your possible career path. You can ask them anything you'd like to know about how they got where they are today and what advice they might have for you.
3:30pm to 3:45pm ST. JAMES PLACE

Share experiences with your sister participants and prepare for a general session with the Go for the Greens attendees.
3:45pm Break
4:00pm to 4:30pm EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Interactive Workshop: The Next Generation of Business Leaders

As a participant in the annual Go for the Greens Mentoring Day, share with Go for the Greens conference attendees what you learned and what you plan to do with your new knowledge.
4:30pm Travel home