Jane Morris Mentorship Program
WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Mentorship Program
In 2017, our chapter lost one of its staunchest supporters, Jane Morris. Jane served in various leadership roles for the City of Phoenix, including as Director of the Mesa Gateway Airport. Though Jane was a very busy woman, who was always embarking on her next big challenge, she always made time to support WTS and was an advocate for mentoring. Through direct one-on-one mentorship as well as the educational programs she presented, Jane inspired everyone who’s life she touched. We dedicated the WTS Mentorship Program in Jane’s honor as a reminder of what true mentorship and leadership inspires.
Application will be open for both mentees & mentors February 1 - 24
- The 2023 Jane Morris Mentorship Program is focused on three aspects of career development; fostering professional networks, industry education, & career- building skills.
- Mentees will have access to a brain trust of mentors rather than one individual, and hands-on application in lieu of monthly reporting.
- Rather than pre-determined pairings, this format encourages mentees to develop organic relationships with members of the mentor panel based on their specific needs at any given point in the program.
- Mentees are also expected to complete specific criteria including but not limited to: speed mentoring sessions, networking events and a personal project of your choosing.
2023 Program Schedule & Duration
Application Process February 1-24
MONTHLY MEETINGS (7:30AM-9:00AM)
- MARCH 21
- APRIL 18
- MAY 16
- JUNE 20
- JULY 18
- AUGUST 15
- SEPTEMBER 19
OCTOBER - MENTORSHIP PROGRAM RECOGNITION PROGRAM
MONTHLY MENTORING SESSIONS
Mentees and mentors will attend and participate in monthly facilitated discussion around a specific topic(s).
There are a variety of roles and titles within the transit and transportation industry. Roles and responsibilities can differ across disciplines and sectors. In order to get a greater understanding of the day-to-day requirements of those roles, mentees will shadow and/or interview at least two technical or management professionals in any discipline of their choosing.
Networking is fundamental to any professional career, however even the most outgoing person can find it intimidating. Networking etiquette such as introductions, speaking to strangers, appropriate follow up, etc. will be applied in a real-world scenario.
Mentees will complete and submit a personal project which will exercise the tactics and knowledge learned over the course of the program. Mentees can choose from the following options:
- “Mock” award nomination submission
- Present an idea, innovation or recommendation
NEW for 2023! - BOOK CLUB
More details coming soon!
How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, Or Job
PARTICIPATION IN THE RECOGNITION PROGRAM
A final meeting, celebration, and recognition of each program participant.
WTS Mentorship Director
Beauty & the Boss, LLC
WTS Mentorship Coordinator
Samantha Hacker, CAPM
City of Phoenix
WTS Mentorship Coordinator
Julia Hoath, EIT
Interested in Joining?
During National Mentorship Month, we spoke with Julia Hoath, former mentee in the 2022 program, to chat all things mentorship. Check it out here.