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Mentor Monday

Celebrate powerful connections and powerful philanthropy with Step Up.

April 24, 2014
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Hearst Tower
300 West 57th Street – New York City

At Power Hour 2014, Step Up will gather influential New Yorkers to celebrate mentorship, networking, and the importance of cultivating the next generation of female leaders – Step Up teens.

This unique event for men and women reflects Step Up’s vision of mentoring– with a twist. For one night, instead of pairing adult mentors with Step Up teen girls, our guests have the opportunity to meet, mix and mingle with some of NYC’s greatest minds and industry experts: our inspiring Power Mentors.

Each Monday on the Step Up Blog, we’ll introduce you to six Power Mentors you will have the chance to meet at Power Hour.

more on Mentor Monday

Mentor Monday

Celebrate powerful connections and powerful philanthropy with Step Up.

April 24, 2014
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Hearst Tower
300 West 57th Street – New York City

At Power Hour 2014, Step Up will gather influential New Yorkers to celebrate mentorship, networking, and the importance of cultivating the next generation of female leaders – Step Up teens.

This unique event for men and women reflects Step Up’s vision of mentoring– with a twist. For one night, instead of pairing adult mentors with Step Up teen girls, our guests have the opportunity to meet, mix and mingle with some of NYC’s greatest minds and industry experts: our inspiring Power Mentors.

Each Monday on the Step Up Blog, we’ll introduce you to six Power Mentors you will have the chance to meet at Power Hour.

more on Mentor Monday

Luminary Circle Members of the Month: Los Angeles’ Mariah Brandt + Kimberly Buffington

Mariah Brandt + Kimberly Buffington

Step Up is grateful for the support of long-time Luminary Circle members Mariah Brandt and Kimberly Buffington, partners at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. These successful ladies are part of Step Up’s founding supporters, paving the way for our community of inspiring women with their commitment and generosity. By advocating for Step Up at work, they brought on Pillsbury as one of the first corporate membership accounts. Mariah and Kimberly have been active participants at various mentoring conferences, member events, signature fundraisers and are currently conducting a clothing drive to help provide Step Up teens the professional wardrobe needed to make an impression at their summer internships!

Thank you Mariah and Kimberly for your ongoing commitment and for being exemplary Step Up women!

Volunteer of the Month: Chicago’s Bridgett Colling

Bridgett Colling

Bridgett Colling is a digital marketer, with a background in event planning. She brings these skills to Step Up through her work with the events committee and by serving as a volunteer at numerous events.  Since joining Step Up, she has connected with the mission and has made a big impact on the Chicago chapter:

“I volunteer with Step Up because I am so thankful for the connections and support that the organization offers to its members and the young women that it serves. Each event is a chance to meet more awesome people who share my interest in making the world a better place for women.”

Bridgett, thank you for all that you do for Step Up!

Teen of the Month: New York’s Gargi

Gargi

Gargi Purohit is an 11th grader at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria. She was born in India and has a strong passion for reading and theater arts.  She loves to act, sing, and dance. Already tenacious and active in her community, Gargi was unable to join Step Up programming until her junior year because of other time-consuming priorities, such as an internship with City Council speaker Christine Quinn. She became a Step Up teen to allow herself the opportunity to be exposed to various career options and to meet women mentors who can provide insight into how to gain professional success. She says that she and her friends attend Step Up, even on the coldest and busiest of days, because it will help them become stronger women.  One of her main goals is to attend Columbia University and be happy with her life.  She was a teen panelist at Step Up NYC’s Women’s History Panel.