On June 13, 2018 the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia completed the second program year of Pay It Forward: Mentoring Our Future Leaders. Pay It Forward is a unique cross-industry mentorship program that pairs young professionals with executives from Chamber-member companies. The mentors and mentees, or Partners, meet for three formal mentor gatherings facilitated by the Chamber and Fox Management Consulting at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Partners were also encouraged to meet one to two hours per month on an individual basis.

Fox directed three workshops focusing on a number of leadership development themes including, how to cultivate leadership opportunities within an organization, seek project-based leadership opportunities, and channel productive and growth-focused conversations.

Applications Now Open

We are now accepting applications for our third program year. Our team takes special care in pairing mentors and mentees based on personal and professional goals and interests, competencies, experience, and expectations.

A special thanks to our 2017/2018 cohort of mentors and mentees:
Cassandra Bailey, CEO, Slice CommunicationsKaitlin Bitting, Vice President, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Cashman & Associates
Hyung Bak, V.P., Group General Counsel & Secretary, AmerisourceBergenAnna Bohl-Fabian, Member Engagement Coordinator, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
Julie Coker Graham, President & CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors BureauBridget Carroll, Marketing and Communications, Accenture, LLP
Uva Coles, Vice President, Institutional Advancement & Strategic Partnerships, Peirce CollegeErin Gale, Account Manager, Cape May Brewing Company
Anne Cutler, Vice President, Dryden GroupJosh Gibbons, Home Mortgage Consultant, Wells Fargo
Denise Disimone, SVP, PNC Corporate Finance, PNCMallory Gregson, Graphic Design and Marketing Manager, Hersha Hospitality Trust / HHM
Meghan Fotopoulos, Managing Director, Accenture, LLPChelsea Honey, Analyst | Project Management, KPMG LLP
Donald Generals, President, Community College of PhiladelphiaNathan Hughes, Area Development Manager, American Diabetes Association-Mid-Atlantic Region
Kim Grube, Chief Exec. Director, Dvlpmnt. & Alumni Relations, Penn MedicineKevin Maloney, Manager, Business Development, Hoffman Design Group, Inc.
Susan Jacobson, President, Jacobson Strategic CommunicationsStephanie Markman, Consultant, Senior Regulatory Accountant, Vanguard
LeRoy Jones, CEO, GSI HealthT. Leslie O’Rourke, Marketing Campaign Manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Alan Kaplan, President & CEO, Kaplan PartnersTara Pizzo, Member Engagement Manager, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
Anne Nevins, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, PIDCRachel Richards, Corporate Paralegal, Globus Medical, Inc.
John Otte, CEO, PROCONEXAndrew Still, Senior – Financial Advisory Services, EisnerAmper LLP
Joe Purcell, Director of Business Development, EisnerAmper LLPGeorgee Thevervelil, Associate Attorney, Flaster/Greenberg P.C.
Lori Reiner, Partner-in-Charge, Philadelphia, EisnerAmper LLPZoey Toy, Executive Assistant, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association
Joan Waters, CEO, COFCO Office FurnishingsMegan Whitman, Program Coordinator, CORE Finance Program, Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62
Roy Wells, President & CEO, Triad StrategiesRob Wilson, Senior Manager, KPMG LLP
Education & Talent Action Team

Pay It Forward: Mentoring Our Future Leaders is organized through the Chamber’s Education & Talent Action Team.

If you are interested in learning more about the work of the Education & Talent Action Team (ETAT) or becoming an Action Team member, contact us.