Become a Mentor

The Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT) Fellows Program is a leadership development program that offers intensive seminars, one-on-one mentoring, and networking to today’s promising young women. Over the course of three months, fellows and mentors will embark on an exciting journey of partnership, reflection, coaching and inspiration.

Will you be a mentor for one of our promising young Fellows?

Mentor Key Characteristics

  • Leadership and influence demonstrated through individual and collaborative experiences

  • A history of community and civic involvement

  • A commitment to self-reflection and personal growth

  • A passion for coaching and developing others

  • Potential to bring unique/diverse experiences, networks or resources to the mentoring relationship


Apply to be a mentor by the deadline of Friday, August 11, 2017

  • A minimum of five years professional work experience

  • Attend all mandatory program dates:

    • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – Orientation for Mentors and Fellow Matching @ 6:00-8:00 pm

    • Saturday, October 7th, 2017 9:00am-1:00pm - Discovering Your Strengths Workshop with Fellows

    • Saturday, April 7, 2018 – Fellow Graduation Dinner and Celebration @ 6:00-8:00pm

    • October 2017 – April 2018 – Meet with your Fellow for at least 5 additional one-on-one mentoring sessions, scheduled at your convenience, during the course of the program

Application Process

Please complete the application form by Friday, August 11, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Final decisions will be made by August 31, and you will be notified at that point!  For questions about the application process, please contact  

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Throughout the years I’ve received so much support and guidance from strong, wise women who have inspired me and encouraged me in both my professional and personal endeavors. That’s why I jumped at the chance to be involved with the LOTT program to share what I’ve learned from my mentors and to provide mentorship to the next generation of young professional women. The most rewarding aspect of the LOTT program is working one-on-one with fellows who are bright, motivated and enthusiastic about embarking on the next big steps in their lives. The LOTT program provides an invaluable forum for leadership and learning for mentors and fellows alike.

Rackel Kraker, 2013 Mentor

Encouraging young women to take leadership positions is important to me because they are the future. The LOTT program offers opportunities for young women to learn from LOTT leaders and also to develop their own leadership styles.  I really enjoyed the individual meetings with my mentee.  I was able to give her useful advice about graduate school. 

The intelligence and enthusiasm of my mentee gave me an appreciation for her and inspired me, too!

-Kathie Whelchel, 2013 & 2014 Mentor