Global Mentoring Experience

Global Mentoring Experience

WICT Southeast is excited to officially kick off the 2021 Global Mentoring Experience on May 13th from 12 – 1:30 pm EST with our partner, WICT Latin America. This program offers members of WICT Southeast the opportunity to be a mentor or mentee and attend virtual topic-specific workshops led by industry executives and 1:1 virtual mentoring/mentee sessions internationally with members of the Southeast, Latin American and other WICT chapters.

2021 theme: Let’s Be Honest: where we are with our careers, where we want to be; what obstacles do we face in today’s world and changing business, and how do we stay relevant?

The mentees who participate in this program will have an opportunity to:
● Experience a series of targeted workshops focused on professional growth
● Virtually network with industry professionals from WICT Southeast and WICT Latin America
● Benefit from 1:1 virtual mentoring experiences focused on the mentee’s individual development
● Participate in exciting developmental events and activities with inspirational speakers

The Global Mentoring Experience runs from May through November. The application period has now
closed. If you applied, please watch your email for important dates and mentor/mentee connection.

Our incredible LATAM partners will lead the first session featuring Marco Mejía as our keynote speaker in honor of our third annual event. Marco is a high-performance coach whose mission and passion are to help people build the life they dream of because he firmly believes that each of us has something unique to contribute. He has developed programs and workshops in Mexico and Latin America where he provides leaders and decision-makers with tools, learning, and skills to start playing their life big and make their dreams come true. Marco has worked for Mexico’s Ministry of Economy, as Deputy Director-General, the World Bank as an expert in the Information Technology sector, and CANIETI, as Director of Operations at the national level.

In July, WICT Southeast will introduce Dr. Jeff Thompson from PEAK Learning as our keynote speaker. We’ll look at how people and organizations are dealing with unprecedented uncertainty, change and adversity. And we’ll explore how keeping up with growing demands could be taking a toll on performance, morale and contribution. AQ (Adversity Quotient) is about what it takes to get things done in highly demanding times. AQ is a scientifically-grounded theory that describes, measures, and strengthens how people respond to the full range of challenges that we face every day.  

This energizing and interactive session will explore the AQ principles to bolster your ability to be more resilient, manage change, handle stress, and problem-solve in a more effective and healthy way. These skills will help you navigate adversity more effectively to achieve greater satisfaction and success in your work and life. As a result, our teams and organization can thrive as well.

In September, our LATAM partners will introduce Eva Hughes as the keynote speaker. Eva is a fashion business expert with extensive knowledge of consumer demands and trends in the luxury and lifestyle segments. As the founder of Adira Consulting, she is a trusted advisor for brands seeking to attract consumers in established and emerging markets in constant flux. Her profile seems to have little in common with our normal speakers at first glance. However, as CEO of Condé Nast Mexico and Latin America and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Mexico and Latin America, Eva had to be a different woman than she is today. In the midst of the luxury goods market, she built a character, and she had to be strong in a business led by men and learned that if she didn’t have any mentor in her life that would guide her in her professional life; she had to become one of them for a lot of people in the industry. Eva is known as “Latin-American Devils wear Prada.” She has an extensive public speaking record that inspires diverse audiences on empowerment, career goals, and leadership skills. She connects with others and encourages people and the public with her empowering message; that everything is possible if you invest the necessary time, passion, dedication, and determination. She is proud to have inspired designers, executives, and audiences. Motivating people to take action and pursue their dreams is the driving force behind who she is.

In November, WICT Southeast will close out the 2021Global Mentoring Experience with one of our favorite “thought leaders,” Dr. LD Bennett as our keynote speaker. As Chief Evangelist of Maximize Consulting, Dr. Bennett has led many WICT Southeast’s past mentoring circle programs. Her diverse experiences make her uniquely qualified to provide innovative and creative solutions to the challenges and opportunities of today’s workplace. Most of all, Dr. Bennett, “LD,” as she is affectionately called, is passionate about inspiring and empowering others to create their destiny courageously!


  • May 13 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern

    Kick Off Meeting with keynote speaker, Marco Mejía, a high performance coach and      Co-founder and COO of Irradiate More

    Topic: Your Productivity in Turbulent Times

  • July 22 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern

     Speaker: Dr. Jeff Thompson of PEAK Learning

     Topic: AQ: The Resilience Advantage workshop

  • September 23 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern

    Speaker: Eva Hughes of Adira Consulting

    Topic: Reinventing Your Personal Brand

  • November 10 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern

    Closing Workshop Speaker: LD Bennett 

    Topic: Staying Relevant by Discovering the Power of Change

Email questions to:

WICT Southeast Mentoring Committee
Sr. Director of MentoringErika Weaver
Director of Mentoring-GA & ALAngela Manring
Director of Mentoring-TNValerie Carrillo