NAWBO promotes mentoring

The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners has announced a new mentoring program for college seniors, graduate students and young professionals who are in their first five years of business.

“This valuable program is designed to connect aspiring young women entrepreneurs with successful and inspiring women business owners throughout the county and is ideal for those looking to develop and grow their business skills,” said Kamie Abraham, NAWBO-VC mentor program coordinator and certified financial planner for Sagemark Consulting in Westlake Village.

Mentees are selected and matched with appropriate NAWBO-VC mentors, ideally whose business is in the mentee’s industry or major.

Mentor-mentee relationships will last formally for one year with a minimum of four one-on-one meetings.

At the end of a year, mentees can apply for different mentors, move on from the program or continue the relationship informally.

For details about the mentor program, visit nawbovc.org/ mentor-program.