February 24 marks the 137th birthday of Rosalie Gardiner Jones, also known as General Rosalie Jones, a New York resident and nationally recognized suffragist in the women’s suffrage movement.  She led two historical marches (Manhattan to Albany in 1912 and later New York to Washington D.C. in 1913) to advance the cause. These marches brought together hundreds of women along the route and helped propel the careers of women journalists who covered the story. [1] She also made headlines in Staten Island when she commandeered a flight during the opening ceremony of The Flying Carnival of the Aeronautical Society, throwing down ‘Vote-for-Women’ leaflets to the audience.[2]

Staten Island Media Group celebrates General Rosalie Jones and all inspirational women who have made an impact on generations of women that succeed them.

Mark your calendars for February 24, 2020 as we host the first Staten Island Mentoring Monday event, designed to bring women together for an inspiring morning of mentoring and networking.

Pretty, young business woman giving a presentation

This women-only event will take place in the 43 markets of American City Business Journal and Advance Local’s media group markets of Staten Island, Pennsylvania, Syracuse, West Michigan, Cleveland and New Jersey. Our collective goal is to have over 8,600 women receive coaching from 1,700 mentors. That’s nearly 10,000 of the best and brightest women across the country!

We’re bringing women and 50+ influential mentors together in a casual, fast-paced coaching and “speed networking” atmosphere. Not only will we offer 1:1 speed coaching, we will also have group sessions as part of the total experience. Our intention is to create a room of women meeting, engaging and learning from one another. Mentors will talk to mentees about their careers, current employment issues, resume advice – whatever is on their minds.

Women planning work

For this event to be as powerful as we know it will be, we need the help of other organizations. We anticipate companies being an integral part of this event as sponsors, which we are actively seeking now. Sponsorship opportunities available offer a wide range of benefits – brand exposure, ability to make remarks at the event, a display table to promote your company, and recognition during and after the event, to name a few.

Mentoring Monday offers a mutually beneficial experience for both mentors and mentees: mentors gain new perspectives while mentees receive professional development. None of us got where we are in our careers by ourselves. Yes, we did the hard work however, more than likely we had someone giving us advice or a support system to lean on when things got tough. For a chance to pay that forward, we would love for you or your company to be a part of Mentoring Monday.