From a mentor

Understanding the dynamics of an organization (and it’s associated network) is essential for mission accomplishment and career development.  Participation in the EWG Mentoring Program was a way for me to give back to others and support the development of high performing women in the Federal Workforce.  Involvement included sharing lessons learned; providing feedback on Action Plans and strategies; adhoc coaching; resume/ECQ review; and serving as an independent sounding board.  I was able to watch my mentees become more confident in their capabilities and develop clear, implementable career goals/objectives.

The EWG Mentoring Program is an extremely beneficial opportunity for all participants and facilitates network development/expansion.

Rebecca (Becky) Harris

SES Retired

From a protégé

The Executive Women in Government (EWG) program has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career.  I was nominated by one of the program’s mentors and selected as a protégée’ over a year ago.  One of my main motives for joining the program was to gain access to EWG’s vast network of accomplished women in government. I got that and much more. Upon my initiation into the group I was matched with a mentor, a former Senior Executive who was a first in her field. My relationship with her goes far beyond the program, as we are now friends.  Her invaluable guidance has helped me navigate the political waters of government and she’s always available to help me flush out ideas in real time. I was also introduced to a tribe of women, both mentors and protégées, who share in my commitment to public service and excellence.  From the regular seminars to the occasional gatherings, the program is designed to create a continuous cycle of progression and accomplishment.  While everyone is matched with a mentor and protégée, every member of this unique tribe is willing to engage, assist, and share whenever requested or needed. I can’t think of a better program that supports and champions the growth of women leaders in government.  EWG is forging a path of its own and I’m proud to be a part of the journey!

Sylvia Purvis

Senior Community Planning and Development Specialist

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development