What defines a Mabel’s Mentor?

Shaping the future generation of leaders and thinkers.

A Mentor is an alumna who serves as a guide and resource to Mentees. A Mentor shares personal wisdom, advice, and life lessons from their professional experiences, encouraging Mentees as they pursue career aspirations and navigate challenging professional endeavors.

Mabel’s Mentors wear many hats, including:

Motivator: Expresses confidence in the mentee’s abilities, sharing professional experiences and providing guidance.

Coach: Fosters clear and honest dialogue, listening and responding to the needs of the mentee. Helps the mentee develop, and work to achieve, realistic and meaningful goals.

Resource: Teaches and advises the mentee on professional matters, and introduces the mentee to new people, places, ideas, and professional resources.


Examples of mentors:

      • Working professional (with at least 3 years of experience)
      • Mid-career professional (with at least 5 years of experience)
      • Mid-level management professional
      • Professional in executive management and/or leadership
      • Professional who successfully re-entered the workforce
      • Professional who successfully transitioned careers
      • C-suite professional
      • Established entrepreneur
      • Retired alumna with a wealth of professional experience and wisdom

What to expect:

Mentors should expect to build a connection with their mentee(s) throughout the program’s year. We encourage mentors and mentees to agree upon goals the mentee wishes to achieve and to decide how often they will communicate with one another. The mentoring program will host three AADC-sponsored workshops throughout the year for mentors and mentees in the NJ, NY, PA, and CT area. We encourage all mentors and mentees to attend AADC signature programs together, including regional group and affinity network events, and to meet up with their mentors or mentees virtually or in person as often as they mutually agreed upon.