“Connect to Success” Launches its Corporate Mentoring Program

Kim Sawyer addressing the audience. (Photo: US Embassy Lisbon)On Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, November 19, the Embassy announced the start of its first “Connect to Success” corporate mentoring program. Applications from potential mentees had come from all kinds of different sectors, including textile, recruitment and coaching, architecture, law, digital marketing, language training and translation services, food industry, and information technology, among others. Following an evaluation, selection and matching process, women-owned businesses were matched with a corporate mentor. Ambassador Sherman and Ms. Kim Sawyer were happy to announce the 28 mentees that had been selected, and the mentor companies they have been paired with at a reception in their residence.

A reception for mentors and mentees at the Ambassador's residence. (Photo: US Embassy Lisbon)“Connect to Success,” launched originally in summer 2014, is a program aimed at strengthening women owned businesses and promoting gender equality in the corporate world. For more information, visit “Connect to Success” on Facebook.