Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women's Mentoring Partnership

October 20, 2020

This month, talented, emerging women leaders from 11 countries began the 15th annual Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership, a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, and Vital Voices Global Partnership.

The 13 women have been paired with executives from the Fortune Most Powerful Women community and are spending a month working virtually with their mentors to enhance their business and leadership skills. At the end of the mentorship, the emerging leaders will collectively reflect on their experience and discuss future opportunities. The partnership leverages the expertise of American leaders in the public and private sectors to support and advance women’s economic empowerment.

This year’s class of mentees includes women from Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Morocco, Pakistan, South Africa, Ukraine, Uganda, and Vietnam. The women were nominated by U.S. embassies around the world. Throughout the program, they will strengthen their skills and build networks to accelerate positive change in their home communities.

Nearly 350 alumnae of this program have worked with mentors from U.S. companies, such as Guardian Life Insurance, Johnson & Johnson, and Accenture. Follow the program on social media at #FortuneMPW and #Fortune15.