Please join us and Sherri Lynch with Gonzaga Leadership Studies for a discussion on Mentorship and Sponsorship. Although this discussion is aimed at our Women in Banking and Young Professionals group it is open to any and all participants including those looking to Mentor or Sponsor someone.
Course description: Mentorship and sponsorship play a key role in the advancement of women in organizational settings, and research shows that organizations that have formal mentor programs have a higher number of women in leadership. Learn how you can support gender diverse organizations and leadership in ways that benefit all. This presentation will focus on the benefits of mentorship and sponsorship within organizations, as well as offer tips for both employees and employers to create successful programs.
About our Speaker:
Sherri Lynch, M.A.
Director of Community, Corporate and External Relations
School of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University
A marketing professional for the past 25 years, Sherri has worked in a variety of industries, from pharmaceutical to retail. In the higher ed industry for the past 6 years, Sherri works to provide corporations with access to leadership education, ranging from professional development to graduate level. Sherri co-founded the Women Lead Conference series at Gonzaga, which strives to educate and empower women toward personal and career advancement. Sherri co-designed and teaches in the Certificate in Women’s Leadership Program at Gonzaga. Looking forward, Sherri is a doctoral candidate and plans to complete her PhD in Leadership Studies in May 2022, with a focus on women’s leadership.
Sherri obtained both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degrees from Gonzaga University. She serves as Secretary/Treasurer for the Board of Directors at Canopy Credit Union in Spokane. In her off time, Sherri enjoys spending time outdoors, training for her next half marathon, and traveling the world with her family.