Mentor program targets emerging leaders

Some of the Valley’s best-known female business and community leaders sat down to lunch Wednesday with what could be the next generation of leaders in the area.

The Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber hosted the event at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park. Organizers said the primary idea was to allow those more-established leaders to network with their young, emerging counterparts to get to know each other better.

“They’re going to walk away, the emerging leaders especially, with new-found ideas or knowledge as to how they can improve their leadership skills, how they can develop them further,” said Kim Calvert, Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber. “We know that the emerging leaders someday will become our established leaders.”

This was the second year for the luncheon. Proceeds from the event help support the Chamber’s Athena Scholarship program for local graduating high school seniors.

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