Mentoring Future Leaders

At She Shares we believe strongly in nurturing the next generation of women leaders. That’s why She Shares is also a mentoring and networking opportunity for young women.  She Shares works closely with our nonprofit partner, the California Center for Civic Participation, on the mentorship program. The California Center has helped thousands of young people become active players in the public policies affecting their communities, cities, and states. She Shares highly values our mentorship program as a way to cultivate successful and meaningful professional experiences for the next generation.


This year long mentorship program pairs young women with professional Sacramento women at the top of their careers. The pairs meet at each She Shares event during the year where they will also have an opportunity to talk with the featured speaker. Mentees will also be engaged between events at workshops hosted by sponsors and community leaders on topics relevant to professional development. These will be open to additional young women, allowing the program to reach beyond just those participating as mentees.


She Shares: Mentoring Future Leaders Program is a part of She Shares: Conversations with Women Leaders, a conversation series produced for California women, by California women. She Shares features trailblazing leaders who have created a lasting impact for women in California and beyond.

Applications are open for the 2019 She Shares Mentoring Future Leaders Program! We urge those that are interested to apply and share with others. Please return your completed application to Tamara Torlakson at 


2019 She Shares MENTEE Application.docx
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2019 She Shares MENTOR Application.doc
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"I was fortunate to have had and still have a mentor, let alone a female mentor, throughout my career, so the least I can do is be the same for someone else.    It is difficult to balance your career and family so being able to walk through and share your experiences with the hope it helps someone else is very rewarding." 

- Emily Pappas, 2015 She Shares Mentor


"As a young professional, I thoroughly benefited personally and professionally from She Shares facilitating an engaging conversation with President Janet Napolitano. Meeting leaders in the Sacramento area and the She Shares network was a priceless experience for me to expand my web of connections in my young legal career. I particularly enjoyed the She Share’s Mentorship Program's private audience where the President spoke on her work to increase diversity in the UC system while keeping tuition dormant as both are passions of mine." 

- Olivia Filbrandt, 2015 She Shares Mentee


"Phil Collins said: 'In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Being a SheShares mentor, I’ve taught and shared a little and learned a lot.'"

-Gayle Miller, 2015 She Shares Mentor


"I think She Shares is a great program because young women get to learn from experienced professional women leaders who were once in their shoes at some point when they were first starting their career. My mentor has become an incredible role model to me and has given me valuable lessons that I will forever take and utilize as a I continue to pave a career path for myself. She Shares is one of a kind because they give young women a platform to rise as upcoming leaders for the community."

- Nathalie Nguyen, 2015 She Shares Mentee


“I've really enjoyed getting to know [my mentee] and becoming involved in her career development. She has a lot to offer the community and professionally is already achieving at a very high level for someone her age. It's also been rewarding to get to know some of the other mentees and I've had the opportunity to meet with many of them one on one as well as discuss career and other objectives with them. Spending time with the other mentors, especially socially, has been an added benefit. I find the sense of community in SheShares so rewarding and feel very fortunate to be a part of it. This program has really helped keep purpose foremost in my professional life and that is a reward beyond measure.

- Kelly Boyd, 2015 She Shares Mentor

2019 Mentorship Class



Amii Barnard-Bahn, Principal, Barnard-Bahn Consulting and Coaching; paired with Isabelle Blasi, Special Projects Analyst, California Department of Social Services and Innovation Specialist


Ana Aguas, Partner, Advocacy, Marketing, Artist House Creative; paired with Erica Auld, Personal Training Business Owner & Corporate Health Educator


Angela Blanchard, Partner, Political Solutions; paired with Dey Nava, Campaign Manager, The Women’s Foundation of California

Carla Saporta, Manager, Government Affairs, Blue Shield of California; paired with Caitlin Shea


Carol Mott, Executive Assistant to the President, Fulcrum Property; paired with Danielle Soba, Volunteer Support Specialist, California YMCA Youth & Government


Carri Ziegler, Senior Vice President, Lucas Public Affairs; paired with Janae Giles, AmeriCorps Member, City Year Sacramento


DaVina Flemings, Manager, State Government Relations; paired with Victoria Lockwood, Student Assistant, Secretary of State


Deanna Johnston, Vice President, Regional Government Affairs, Magellan Health; paired with Angela Vincent, Legislative Analyst, CalRecycle


Hilary Haycock, President, Harbage Consulting; paired with Amanda Fazakerly, Medical Speech-Language Pathologist, UC Davis Health


Jessica Pearson, Executive Officer, Delta Stewardship Council; paired with Leah Grassini Moehle, Career Pathways and Transition Navigator, California Conservation Corps


Karen Zamarripa, President, Karen Zamarripa Consulting; paired with Vanessa Cuevas-Romero, Behavioral Health Initiatives and Services Director, Sacramento Native American Health Center and Michelle Giese, M.A. Education, B.S. Human Development


Katie Hansen, Senior Legislative Director, California Restaurant Association; paired with Erica Rodriguez-Jimenez, Executive Assistant to the Appointments Secretary, Office of the Governor


Kelly Boyd, Strategic Advisor, Arc Strategies and Executive Director, Low Carbon Fuel and Energy Coalition; paired with Julia Randolph, Research Associate, California Carbon Fuel and Energy Coalition and Darion Johnston, Legislative Aide, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry


Kristy Wiese, Partner, Capitol Advocacy; paired with Lilian Duong, Associate, Dewey Square Group


LaKenya Jordan, Director of Legislation and Government Affairs, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control; paired with Tiffany Boyd, Legislative Assistant, Office of Assemblymember Shirley Weber


Linda White, Government Affairs Manager, BMW North America; paired with Shaina Brown, Legislative Director, Office of Senator Henry Stern


Lori Raderschadt, Senior Vice President Organization & Administrative Services, Buzz Oates; paired with Ana Maria Falaleyev, Associate Personnel Analyst, State Personnel Board


Margaret Gladstein, Partner, Capitol Advocacy; paired with Julia Dolloff, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, CalRecycle


Marlene Garcia, Strategic Initiatives Group, K-20 Education, Apple Education; paired with Monica Davalos, Legislative Assistant, California Medical Association


Norma Rivera, Social Marketing Director, Runyon Saltzman, Inc.; paired with Jessica Arauza, Academic Support Coordinator, Samuel Merritt University


Roxanne Gould, Founder, Roxanne Gould Government Relations, LLC; paired with Cami Crawford, Account Supervisor, Ogilvy


Sandra Perez, Former Director, UC Program on Access to Care & Patient Advocate for the State of California; paired with Jocelyn Gutierrez, Program Analyst, California Department of Social Services and Tiffani Harter, Investment Officer, CalPERS


Tara Lenoir, Partner, Advocacy, Marketing, Artist House Creative; paired with Laura Fitzgerald, Legislative Aide, Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin

Get Involved

Mentoring Future Leaders

Run in partnership with the California Center for Civic Participation, She Shares offers a mentorship and networking opportuntiy for young women.


For more information, contact She Shares.


She Shares offers event sponsorship at many levels for organizations and businesses interested in supporting the next generation of women leaders. Because the California Center for Civic Participation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions to She Shares are tax-deductible.


For more information, please contact Tamara Torlakson.


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