Mentoring Program

The Rider Women’s Leadership Council (RWLC) Mentoring Program seeks to foster leadership and career advancement by teaching life skills and empowering Rider students through access to successful Rider alumnae who wish to create a legacy of support and promote a new generation of women leaders.

The RWLC Mentoring Program is open to Rider students in their Senior year and graduate students who are committed to forging strong, reciprocal relationships. 


  • Foster learning through the experience and expertise of participants.
  • Programming that celebrates and advances women leaders
  • Offer alumnae an opportunity to influence the career paths of student protégés.
  • Inspire and motivate protégés to further develop their leadership skills.
  • Provide networking opportunities with other participants, guest speakers and presenters.
  • Build confidence and autonomy in protégés.
  • Develop meaningful professional relationships over a long period of time.

Are you interested in becoming a mentor?

If you are interested in mentoring a senior class or graduate school student, please review the following guidelines for participation in the RWLC as a mentor.

  • 10 years since graduating, however, 5+ will be considered based on the caliber of professional/personal life experiences.
  • Attendance at one on-campus or off-campus event such as the October program kickoff, mentor/protégé seminars or networking events, and the May year-end event.
  • A minimum of six contacts (via email, telephone or in person) from October to the end of April with a goal of three face to face contacts.
  • Be willing to listen to the protégé’s questions and concerns and share thoughts, guidance and perspective regarding life beyond Rider.

To confirm your interest in mentoring for the upcoming academic year (2013-2014), please take the time to complete the mentor information form. The information provided will help in the mentor/protégé matching process. 

Protégés please take the time to complete the protégé application form.

*Please note that mentor/protégé pairs are based on the preferences as indicated on protégés’ application (e.g. career field, concentration, graduate school, ethnicity, etc.). Therefore the program’s specific mentoring needs will not be known until the protégé application review and matching process concludes in early October.

For More Information
Pamela Mingle

The Rider Women’s Leadership Council is made possible through a partnership between the College of Business Administration and the Office of University Advancement.

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Mentoring Program 
  Mentor Information Form
  Protege Application

Scholarship Challenge
Image of Mary Rose"I joined the RWLC because I want to share my experiences with women starting out in their career and help them achieve their full potential while encouraging them to think broadly about their careers and take risks."

Maryrose Maness, '82

SVP & Chief Employment and Corporate Infrastructure Counsel
Warner Brothers Music Group 

Upcoming Events 

November 20, 6 p.m. 
RWLC Celebrates 35 Years of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Rider
Tiffani Lennon, guest speaker

“Move Beyond Mediocrity to Employ the Best and Brightest”

Register for this event

Location: Rider University, North Hall Room 202, Shapiro Board Room

February TBD
RWLC Closed event:
Annual Meeting and Dinner

Location: TBD

March 26, 6 p.m. 
Leading through the Generations
Millennials through Baby Boomers Panel discussion featuring:   Major General Mary Saunders

Location: Rider University, Mercer Room

April 25, 10 -11:30 a.m. 
Mentor/Protege Brunch with President Rozanski

Location: Rider University

Past Events

October 9 
Camp Campbell
Denise Morrison, CEO Campbell Soup speaks with protégés and recent alumnae at Jeffersonian dinner.