AADC Mabel’s Alumnae Mentoring Program

Women’s leadership. Innovative learning.

The AADC Mabel’s Alumnae Mentoring program is designed with our vibrant alumnae in mind, providing professional development opportunities and connections across generations, distance, career levels, and backgrounds. We have developed the mentoring program to provide a forum for alumnae to connect, engage, and grow in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning, leading, and developing as an alumna. This program is about inspiring excellence and tapping into our most valuable asset: our sister alumnae. Read our one-page FAQs for help in getting started.

Whom This Program Serves

This program welcomes alumnae of all levels of career development and with diverse professional aspirations.  Mentees will be paired with Mentors who can assist them with developing and achieving professional development goals. The Chair of the Program is Kathleen Love ’75.

To learn more about the impact of our program, please see our AADC Mabel’s Alumnae Mentoring Newsletters:
April 2017

February 2017

December 2017

February 2018


There are three main objectives:
• To provide a positive professional development experience for mentors and mentees.
• To foster innovative learning and educational mentoring relationships among alumnae.
• To further the mission of women helping women in the context of our alumnae organization.

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a two-way street paved with communication, respect, honesty, and the commitment to work towards achieving mutually agreed upon goals. For your relationship to be successful, both mentors and mentees need to approach the relationship with an open mind and a willingness to be present in the relationship. An ideal mentoring relationship will be beneficial for both mentor and mentee. The AADC Mabel’s Alumnae Mentoring Program formally matches mentors and mentees from September to June. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to attend AADC-sponsored program workshops and AADC signature events throughout the year, including regional connection group and affinity network events.

The Matching Process:

Here’s how this process works:
Our application process for Mentors and Mentees 2018-2019 program will be announced soon.  AADC matches each mentee with one mentor. Mentors may have up to two mentees.

Mentors  will be notified of their match during the summer. After one week and a response from the Mentor, Mentees are then notified of the match and it is formally established. Mentees are responsible for reaching out to their mentors within the week their matches are established. Mentors and mentees are formally matched for the period of September to June of the current program year.

Mentors and mentees will participate in the Kickoff Training Session at the next Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt ’42 Workplace and Professional Development Symposium. Mentoring pairs that are not located in the region are asked to establish a first time connection as well.