Mentee Amanda Marinac of UC Davis with mentor Matina Kolokotronis, president of business operations for the Sacramento Kings. 


“I feel very fortunate to have been chosen as a participant in the Mentoring Future Leaders program. She Shares provides young women a helping hand transitioning into the professional world. It has given me a networking experience that I wouldn't have gotten with any other program, and has also created a friendship with my mentor, Matina Kolokotronis. What she has accomplished is impressive, but more than anything it’s motivating. I have gained a respect for Matina, the women I have heard speak during the luncheons, and also the one’s I've met. These leaders are influencing me every day to continue to work hard, to jump at different opportunities, and to do the best I can with what I have. I hope that one day I can be a mentor to a special young woman, and give her the opportunity for a brighter future.” – Amanda Marinac 

"Before coming to the She Shares Workshop I was not sure which career field I was most interested in. So by attending the workshop I hoped that one of the speakers would somehow convince me that their career was best for me. Once I attended the workshop it was totally different from what I expected. Instead, I learned and obtained valuable advice given from guest speakers and used it to my advantage, such as having self-confidence and good communication skills. This was such an amazing workshop and I hope it can reach out to more women throughout all ages and classes because there was a lot of great advice that could potentially change someone's life and/or career path. This experience was valuable to me because I never had a mentor or someone who shared their success story with me, so I am very pleased I attended this workshop and connected with such influential women. Something that I will never forget from this workshop is 'networking'. Networking is so important and I am gradually learning how to network with people on LinkedIn and other social networks. I had such an amazing time at the workshop and hope this kind of opportunity is presented in the future. " – Panhoia Lee

"I applied for a marketing position a few days prior to the She Shares workshop, and to my surprise, I met the hiring manager at the event. The connection I made during this training allowed me to personally connect with a strong woman of power, apply new networking skills I learned during the workshop, highlight my skills as an individual and ask questions about the specific position. Now I am proud to say I work with an amazing team and continue to learn something new on a daily basis as a marketing coordinator. The She Shares event was my 'hard work meets opportunity' moment! I'm thankful that I was not only about to connect with this individual but also network with other working women from around the Sacramento region." - Sheenal Kumar

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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.


To subscribe to the She Shares mailing list, please email tt@tamaratorlakson.com 


She Shares

1220 H Street, Suite 102
Sacramento, CA 95814



Phone: 916.447.4099 

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