On February 12th, 43 cities across the country held Bizwomen Mentoring Monday events. The annual Bizwomen Mentoring Monday events take place nationwide to empower business women by bringing female industry leaders and mentee attendees together to one table.
Our Founder and CEO, Terri Hoffman, was selected as one of forty Mentors for the 2018 Houston Bizwomen Mentoring Monday event.
The 2018 Houston Bizwomen Mentoring Monday took place in the Century Ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston. Attendees were given the opportunity to cycle through the 40 mentors in speed-dating style, ten-minute increments to network and ask questions. The micro-coaching sessions had a maximum of 5-6 attendees at each table, which encouraged the attendees to build their questions off one another.
The event had 175 attendees in total and a wide range of industries were well-represented with both the event-goers and mentors.
Terri’s Key Takeaways
As a female business-owner, Terri Hoffman was honored to have been selected as one of the mentors for Bizwomen Mentoring Monday in Houston. When reflecting back on the event, Terri said that “it was incredibly gratifying to go out and be able to encourage other business women and help them reach their goals.”
There were a number of questions that popped up multiple times throughout the event, regardless of the industry:
- How can I prove how challenging my marketing role is to my boss?
- What should I be reading/studying to help advance my career and be better at my job?
- What resources do you recommend for effective marketing?
- What marketing platforms are best for my audience?
It is interesting to see and hear that most of the women attending the event were experiencing similar issues and had comparable questions, regardless of their industry and/or position. For Terri, the experience demonstrated how important event’s like Bizwomen Mentoring Monday are female entrepreneurs.
Throughout the morning, Terri made several strong connections that she believes will benefit both her and the other individuals. The connections will help both parties learn and grow-which was precisely the goal of the Bizwomen Mentoring Monday event.