ATLANTA, GA – On May 19, Pathbuilders initiated the 29th class of the flagship mentoring program – Achieva.  With a focus on contributing at a higher level in their organizations, 87 high-performing women representing 49 companies gathered to learn how to participate in a professional mentoring program and meet other program participants as well as meet their mentor.  This kick-off marked the beginning of each mentee and mentor’s commitment to the year-long mentoring and leadership development program.

“Each year, we are fortunate to bring together high-potential women from organizations focused on moving women forward with senior executive mentors who are uniquely paired to them,” states Helene Lollis, president and chief executive officer of Pathbuilders.  “All with the goal of adding years of experience into the mentee’s hours and positioning her to contribute to her organization at a higher level.”

Pathbuilders interviews and matches each mentee with an executive-level mentor who is best suited to help her grow professionally. Having personally engaged with each participant, Pathbuilders is then able to customize the year-long workshop curriculum to meet each woman’s core developmental needs as well as create relevant peer groups for each participant.

For over 20 years, Pathbuilders has been focused on mentoring in the Atlanta business community.  While continuous improvements are made throughout the year, Achieva remains true to the core experience for each mentee: one-on-one mentoring with a senior executive mentor, monthly educational workshops, and peer networking events.

“I am excited to participate as a mentee in this year’s Achieva class, and look forward to taking my career and contribution to Cox Automotive to the next level,” states Judy Bowers, director at Cox Automotive.  “Knowing I was matched with a senior executive mentor unique to me who will allocate time and energy to me monthly along with a rich curriculum of monthly educational workshops and a peer group rounds out a very full and exciting year.” 

Achieva is one of Pathbuilders’ four cross-company programs designed to develop high-performing women who aim to build an executive presence and high-impact leadership within their organizations.   The Pathbuilders’ series of progressive professional development programs include:

  • InsigniaSM: Entry-level women establishing credibility, developing self-awareness, learning to set priorities, and gaining insight into how the business works.
  • Percepta®: Emerging leaders learning to think broadly, manage others, and make conscious choices—driving their careers and achieving exceptional business results.   Pathbuilders is currently in open enrollment for this program.
  • Achieva®: Mid-level managers with the potential to be senior leaders learning to navigate politics, building executive presence, and moving the company’s most critical initiatives forward.
  • Inspiria®: Senior executives positioning themselves to have maximum impact—envisioning and creating cultures where others seek and achieve extraordinary success.

“I have had the pleasure to work with Pathbuilders for the last eight years as a mentor.  Their ability to bring together high potential female executives with perfectly matched mentors is nothing short of amazing.  Pathbuilders provides the foundational learning needed by both mentee and mentors to create sustainable change and meaningful growth. The value they bring to each mentee as well as their sponsoring companies is invaluable. For those organizations that want to provide lasting growth for their female executives, I could not recommend a better investment in time and energy than Pathbuilders,” states Peter Scalera, vice president of trade marketing and execution for InComm.

Participants in the 2017 Achieva program are from the following organizations:

22squared, Inc. Imerys
ADP Junior Achievement of Georgia
Alston & Bird LLP Kaiser Permanente
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Landis+Gyr
Chick-fil-A, Inc. Manhattan Associates
Cisco Systems, Inc. McKesson Corporation
CNA Insurance Company Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
Coca-Cola Refreshments Patrick Law Group, LLC
Colonial Pipeline Company Porter Keadle Moore, LLP
Comcast Corporation PowerPlan, Inc.
Consulate General of Canada Printpack, Inc.
Cotiviti Healthcare Purchasing Power, LLC
Cox Communications, Inc. RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.
Cox Enterprises Scientific Games
Cox Media Group Slalom, LLC
Decisely Solvay
Equifax, Inc. SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Turner
Gas South, LLC United Parcel Service, Inc.
Genuine Parts Company Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc.
Global Payments, Inc. Veritiv Corporation
Graphic Packaging International WestRock
Holder Construction Company Worldpay
IHG