Mentoring Program

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The Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council​ (GBWLC) 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 GBWLC 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 GBWLC 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, 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.

More Information
Pamela Mingle
[email protected]

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