Make the one important connection! Join us for a special women's event that will offer attendees the opportunity to meet with a pool of 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the community for one-on-one coaching sessions!

Join the Baltimore Business Journal on February 25th for this one-of-a-kind event that brings together women in a casual, fast-paced coaching atmosphere.

The event will take place in 43 Business Journal markets on the same day!  This means at least 200+ women will be coached in every market or 10K women across America, from Albany to Hawaii.

The event will offer the opportunity to choose from 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the business community for one-on-one coaching sessions for seven minute conversations. The attendees will stand in line and wait for a particular mentor or move to the next mentor available. This will allow the attendees to network with each other while they are waiting, which is just as important as the coaching sessions. We expect every attendee to have the opportunity to meet between one and seven mentors. The quick turnaround is organized chaos which will be fast, fun and fulfilling as everyone gets the chance to meet new people and gain new insights!



8:00-8:30 am  Networking and Continental Breakfast 
8:30-9:00 am  Panel Discussion 
9:00-10:30 am Speed Mentoring

Tickets are limited!

Be sure to join the conversation: #mentoringmonday

All Baltimore City chamber members can save $15 by using promo code: baltcitychamber




2019 Mentors  |  Mentor Bios

updated Feb. 1

Violet Apple, CEO, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland 

Katherine Armstrong, Private Wealth Advisor, Heritage Financial Consultants, LLC

Diane Bell-McKoy, President/CEO, Associated Black Charities

Karen Bond, Executive Director, Executive Alliance/Boys Hope Girls Hope

Edie Brown, Owner, Edie Brown Public Relations

Karen Cherry, Vice President, Howard Hughes Corp.

Veronica Cool, Founder/Managing Director, Cool & Associates LLC

Karen Deeley, Senior Vice President, MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC,

Diane Devaney, President, Devaney & Associates

Deborah Diehl, Partner, Whiteford Taylor & Preston

Kate Edwards, Director of Quality Assurance, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Aileen Eskildsen, Director, Ellin & Tucker

Cherita Fayton Adams, Office of Human Resource Services, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Amanda Gianotti, President, Allogram

Nancy Hafford, Executive Director, Towson Chamber of Commerce

Heather Harlan Warnack, Assistant Head of School for Advancement, Maryvale Preparatory School

Terri Harrington, Senior Vice President, MacKenzie

Heike Heemann, Founder and President, IdeaShare Coaching

Kris Hoellen, Executive Director, B&O Railroad Museum

Luwanda Jenkins, Executive Director, Luwanda Jenkins and Associates Consulting

Maria Johnson Darby, Director of Development & External Relations, Keswick

Kate Jordan, Principal, Lee & Associates

Cara Joyce, CEO, Urban Pirates

Susan Katz, CEO, Susan Katz Advantage

Julia Marciari-Alexander, Director, The Walters

Wendy Merrill, Owner, StrategyHorse Consulting Group

Monica Mitchell, Vice President, Community Development Officer Maryland and Greater Washington, DC Regions Wells Fargo Government and Community Relations Group

Sheela Murthy, President/Founder, Murthy Law Firm

Rhonda Overby, President and CEO, Camera Ready, Inc.

Laura Pasternak, Principal & Chief Brand Strategist, MarketPoint LLC and Chair, Executive Alliance mentoring committee

Deborah Phelps, Director, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools Inc.

Ella Pritzker, Owner, Ella Pritsker Studio

Ann Quinn, President, Executive Alliance; and Quinn Strategy Group

Gina Richmond, Senior Vice President, Abel Communication

Angela Ripley, Executive Management President, V.W. Brown

Kirsten Sandberg, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Laurie Schwartz, President, Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore 

Erin Stauder, Executive Director, The Hearing and Speech Agency

*Panel to be announced


More about our Venue Sponsor:

The UMBrella Group: UMB Roundtable on Empowerment in Leadership and Leveraging Aspirations

We work to support the success of women at UMB, advancing them into leadership roles and championing women at all levels of the organization.

Find more info here:


Suggested Parking Garages:

Baltimore Grand Garage - 5 N. Paca St. 

Pearl Street Garage - 622 W. Fayette St.


If you have a great question to submit to the group roundtables, please send  to


For Event Questions, please contact
April House,

February 25th, 2019 8:00 AM   through   10:30 AM

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