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Launched in 2002, the FWA-Baruch Mentoring Program pairs outstanding Baruch students with FWA members who have at least 8 years business experience. The program helps young women launch their careers and develop soft skills that will help them succeed. Many mentors and students develop friendships that enrich both of their lives.

All Baruch women business and accounting majors with a 3.5 GPA and student leadership activities are invited to apply. Over 50 mentee-mentor pairs work together for junior and senior years, and often remain friends for life.

The program’s core is one-to-one mentoring with an FWA member at FWA events and six programs that complement classroom learning and the offerings of Baruch’s Starr Career Center. With the generous support of BMO Capital Markets, the program also offers needs-based scholarships, study abroad support and women’s leadership conference participation. We welcome new mentors who are FWA members with professional experience. 

For more information or to learn how to get involved with the FWA Mentoring Program at Baruch College, please contact Olga Barskaya at Olga.Barskaya@baruch.cuny.edu or (646) 660-6102.

Mentee Applications for Class of 2025 will open in January 2023.

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Why mentor? “Mentoring is such a life-enhancing experience,” says Betsy Werley, FWA program chair. “I’ve mentored five students, and with each one, I’ve contributed to her success, learned from her 20-something perspective, and been inspired by her very different life experience. 

Our students represent the future of New York City – it’s a privilege to be involved in their lives. This program exemplifies the FWA’s commitment to developing future leaders in financial  services.”

“My hopes are to see my mentee benefit/flourish from my many life experiences. I so look forward to sharing with her as well as the professional guidance it will provide,” Mentor Marline Alexander commented.

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The Financial Women’s Association-Baruch Mentoring Program (FWA) celebrated 20 years of educating, empowering and enriching young women’s lives on June 16, 2022.

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