Women leaders in business and entrepreneurship from 11 countries arrived in the United States this week for the Fortune–U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. The 15 participants will spend a month working with executives from the Fortune Most Powerful Women community to enhance their business and leadership skills and expand their networks. The partnership leverages the expertise of American leaders in the public and private sectors to support and advance women’s economic empowerment.
This year’s class of emerging leader mentees includes women from Bolivia, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Jordan, Serbia, South Africa, Tunisia, and Turkey. Throughout the mentorship program, they will strengthen their skills and networks to accelerate positive change in their communities. The program will close in New York with a Fortune Most Powerful Women dinner event.
Over 351 alumnae of the Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership have worked with mentors from U.S. companies, such as, AIG, CVS Health, and Accenture. The program is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, and Vital Voices Global Partnership.