Simmons Students Accepted Into Executive Women Mentoring Program

October 11, 2017

Madison Darrah, Kayla Humen, and Samantha Gilliam

Class of 2018 Madison Darrah, Samantha Gilliam and Kayla Humel have been accepted into the Network of Executive Women Mentoring Program.

School of Business Professor Cynthia Ingols announced that undergraduate management students Madison Darrah '18, Samantha Gilliam '18 and Kayla Humel '18 have been accepted into the Network of Executive Women (NEW) Mentor-Mentee Program. The program introduces students to people and companies in the consumer goods industry. The Mentor-Mentee Program is managed by Laurie Casagrande, a Simmons undergraduate & MBA alumna who actively works to introduce Simmons students to women leaders in the organization.

The Network of Executive Women is a learning and leadership community of more than 10,000 members across the USA and is one of the largest event producers in the retail and consumer goods industry. Since its founding in 2001, NEW has been highly successful in putting women’s leadership on the industry’s agenda.

Kayla Humel, SGA President, is delighted to return to the NEW Mentor-Mentee Program again in 2017-2018. Kayla was an active participant last year and liked the NEW Program because networking events included senior women leaders from companies such as Proctor & Gamble. Kayla said: “The women really wanted to meet and talk with us students, and, we – of course – really wanted to meet them!”

By participating in this wonderful opportunity, Madison, Sammy and Kayla will learn more about the consumer industry and build connections with professional businesswomen.