Young Professional Mentoring Program
The Baltimore chapter’s Annual Young Mentoring Program is designed to connect women experienced in transportation careers with less experienced professionals in the industry. The goal of the program is to foster mentoring relationships where WTS members have access to the tools and support systems needed to achieve professional success.
Typically, the program is held between the months of October and June. During the fall kickoff meeting, Mentees and Mentors are paired through a fun, interactive exercise. Mentors and Mentees connect individually and as a group through structured and unstructured interactions. Unstructured interactions are done at times convenient for the Mentor and Mentee. Structured interactions include participation in a series of monthly professional and social events sponsored by the program.
This is a great opportunity for those looking for personal and professional development through a mentor/mentee relationship. For any questions regarding the Mentoring Program or for program application materials, please contact the WTS Baltimore Mentoring committee at [email protected].
Applications are now available for the 2023-2024 WTS Young Mentor Program.
2023-2024 Young Mentor Program Application and Flyer
Deadline: September 20, 2023
Next Level Leadership Program
Are you a mid- to senior-level woman in the transportation industry with aspirations to strengthen your professional leadership skills?
Take Your Career to the Next Level and Apply Today!
2023-2024 Next Level Leadership Program Application and Flyer
Deadline: September 20, 2023
Through a series of structured in-person trainings and social networking events, the Next Level Leadership Program strives to support the advancement for all in the transportation industry and those who use it by:
- Providing an opportunity to build deep connections and gain a network of support
- Improving communication and people management skills
- Boosting confidence and maximizing potential as a woman leader
- Increasing self-awareness to better understand personal strengths and weaknesses
- Providing an open forum to discuss approaches to assessing and tackling workplace challenges with composure
- Exploring the concept of ‘embracing vulnerability’
“The WTS Mentoring Program provided me with the opportunity to meet women with diverse backgrounds and experiences and to interact in a safe and open environment. Through activities in the program and conversations with my mentor, I was encouraged to focus on my career goals and to develop meaningful relationships with others. Although it’s been two years since my time in the program, I continue to check in with my mentor to seek advice and to share my accomplishments. "
Christine Sukowski, RK&K
Mentoring Class of 2016
“The WTS mentorship program gave me a new perspective on the transportation industry. It was great to get one on one career advice from women who have successfully navigated their careers in the transportation industry. Through this experience I learned how to address work conflicts, approach salary negotiations, and keep work life balance. This experience was extremely valuable, and I would highly recommend it to any young professionals."
Kyra Swisher, AECOM
Mentoring Class of 2017
I have always been passionate about mentorship. So, when I joined WTS Baltimore, I thought applying for the mentorship program would be the best way to get to know other members, learn from them and build relationships. I enjoyed the program and all the events they had planned for us. I got to build a friendship with my mentor, and it has been beneficial to this day. One of the things I enjoyed the most about the program was that it gave us space to get to know other mentors and mentees. I got to learn from my cohort and build relationships.”
Ines Nizeye, Tindale Oliver
Mentoring Class of 2019-2020
2021/2022 WTS Baltimore Annual Mentoring Program | Kickoff Event