MentHER is a “lift as you rise” program that combines networking and mentorship among women to support the growth, education, and empowerment of college and high school students in the Baltimore area. Supported by a grant through the National Mentor Resource Center, MentHER combines evidence-based practices for mentorship programming. Utilizing these practices, we can effectively #LevelUpOurFutureTogether.

A large group of women standing together and posing for a group photo at a recent menther meet and greet event
In MentHER, CBE students get the chance to network with and be mentored by women in business while helping high school students learn about goal setting, career planning and more.

About the Program

MentHER empowers women by focusing program content on financial literacy, career planning, and life and workplace skills. From September to May, the MentHER program connects professional business women with 1:1 mentoring relationships with College of Business of Economics sophomores, who in turn mentor high school students within Baltimore. Guided discussions on issues facing women are addressed throughout the program in the 1:1 mentoring sessions, workshops, and presentations.

FAST fact

67% of participants were more confident with their career plan and how to obtain information from their network regarding long-term career planning.  2021-22 MentHER program data

Why participate?

  • Students will be matched with mentors to support development and knowledge in financial literacy, career planning, life and workplace skills.
  • Identify and advance the essential components for students’ future success.
  • Grow students’ personal and professional network by meeting and building relationships with other supportive women.

“ MentHER is a great way to network and meet other people in your major. I joined MentHER when I was in my first semester on campus at Towson and I felt more involved in the community ”

Cailie Zeidler, MentHer participant 2021-22

For more information, contact:

Lauren Tigue Meredith
Professional Development Partner,
Student Academic and Career Services