The network of American Business Journals recently held their fifth annual Bizwomen Mentoring Monday across the country. On this one day more than 10,000 women come together from various cities and industries to network, mentor and share their insights and experiences.

Our UMB Fund Services team had eight associates participate in the Milwaukee event which was attended by more than 300 women. Here’s what they had to say about this event.

Inspired Insights

“I have participated in this event for the past several years, and each year I come away exhilarated by the time spent with the amazing women who attend,” said director of distribution services Karen Fay Luedtke, who served as one of the 50 mentors during the event. “I always leave inspired and excited about what is possible.”

Actionable Advice

“What surprised me most about the event was how committed the mentors in the room were to truly helping the mentees,” said marketing manager Jennifer Casanova. “The speed of the event was great as it forced our conversations to be direct and the advice to be actionable.”

Making Connections

“Attending this event annually is a great reminder of how important it is to connect to new people,” said client service manager Chante L. Schultz. “Even a few wise words spoken during a brief encounter can have lasting effects.”

Learn more about Mentoring Monday and the WAIS conference several UMB Fund Services associates attended, which also focuses on inspiring and connecting female professionals.

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