WGR supports mentoring at all career levels (including peer to peer) and offers formal and informal opportunities for members to make a connection. Check the WGR calendar to check out upcoming opportunities.

Mentor Dinners

Mentor Dinners bring professional women together to discuss what life is like as a female in the field of government relations.  Held quarterly, the dinners are limited to 20 participants, with one or two experienced industry professionals serving as the evening’s hosts. The hosts guide conversation, provide perspectives and share their own life experiences. If you are interested in serving as a host, please contact the office.

August 18, 2016 -  Suzanne Zurn, Vice President of Digital Strategy at DCI Group & Laurie-Ann Flanagan, Executive Vice President at DCLRS

Roots to Route Career Panels
Women have all taken different paths to get to where they are today, and their roots have been a key part in their professional development. “Roots to Route” is a popular series that explores the journey from roots, where someone started in their career to their route along the way. A panel of seasoned professionals discuss a wide variety of topics including their lessons learned, where they are now and what they wish they had known then, and general advice from their experiences. Interested panelists should contact the office.

Mentor Roundtable
– Mentors are stationed at tables with enough seats for a few participants to allow for a short, substantive discussion before moving on to the next mentor. The program is followed by a networking portion to allow participants and mentors additional time to interact.

Meet Ups

Have you met someone at event recently who inspired you, made you laugh or the conversation just clicked? WGR encourages everyone to connect with members on your own by grabbing lunch or coffee – or attending an event together. Some great events for the “buddy system” include: happy hours, the annual Wine Tasting and Holiday Party, golf events and the Spring Reception. Just do it!

Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN)

Interested in mentoring the next generation of young leaders? WGR and PLEN have a shared interest in advancing leadership for women across a broad spectrum of professional fields. Women with all levels of experience are welcome to participate in PLEN programs as mentors including lunch roundtables, networking receptions, panel discussions and resume reviews. Visit their website or contact Sarah Bruno for more information.