College Mentoring Program

2017 Mentoring Across Difference Class

  • Gabrielle Arguello

    Gabrielle Arguello
    Queens University - Class of 2018
    Music Therapy & Psychology

  • Jameia Booker

    Jameia Booker
    Johnson C Smith Univ - Class of 2019
    Criminology / Pre-Law

  • Shakoya Brown

    Shakoya Brown
    Johnson C Smith Univ. - Class of 2020
      Communications/Political Science

  • Sharina Carmon

    Sharina Carmon
      Johnson C Smith Univ - Class of 2019
      Business Administration

  • Lennox Davis

    Lynnox Davis
    UNC Charlotte - Class of 2018

  • Chanahra Fletcher

    Chanahra Flether
    Queens University - Class of 2019
    Creative Writing

  • Stephanie Lewis

    Stephanie Lewis
    Queens University - Class of 2018
    Sports Management

  • Zaria Little

    Zaria Little
    Johson C Smith Univ. - Class of 2020
    International Business

  • Jessica Martinez

    Jessica Martinez
    UNC Charlotte - Class of 2019
    Political Science/Communications

  • Sarah Tillett

    Sarah Tillett
    UNC Charlotte - Class of 2020

  • Shakeisha Young

    Shakeisha Young
    Johnson & Wales Univ. - Class of 2018
    Culinary Arts & Food Service Mgmt.

Jada Grandy

Thank you to those of you who joined us last week at the annual WIE Mentoring Across Difference Celebration Luncheon at Johnson C. Smith University. We had a magnificent turn out and I know that all of the participants enjoyed the delicious lunch and the day's events - it was stirring to hear from the Mentees who are participating in the program and learn about the profound impact this program has on their lives.

As you may know, I am an enormous supporter of the Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange and this mentoring program, and am proud of the fact that Fifth Third Bank is a financial sponsor. I know that this is the beginning of an extended relationship between me and WIE's mentoring program.

I am asking each of you today to consider mentoring a young woman through this program next year.

The Mentoring Across Difference Program not only helps shape the lives of young women, but adds enrichment to the lives of the mentors! As a mentor, you will provide these exceptional young women access to your wealth of experience in the workforce and wisdom gathered throughout your life around a wide variety of topics-from the importance of education to how to navigate the working environment-all while perpetuating the mission of WIE, building trust across race and culture.

If you cannot participate as a mentor, I ask you to support the program financially, either as an individual member or as a corporate sponsor. This program makes a difference-the more young ladies' lives we can touch-the greater the impact.

For more information on becoming a mentor (click here for Mentor Application) or becoming a Corporate Sponsor please contact Laura Everett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit WIE's website at You can also join or renew your WIE Individual Membership online.

I thank you once again for your belief in this program that builds trust across race and culture in Charlotte and North Carolina!


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Jada Grandy Signature  

Jada Grandy

Senior Vice President, CRA Officer

Manager of Community Development

Fifth Third Bank

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