Global Leaders Mentor EMBA Students in New Program

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This spring, the Georgetown McDonough Office of Executive Education launched a new mentoring program that partners select Executive MBA (EMBA) students with C-suite level leaders from top global companies. 

The program aims to develop and advance the leadership capabilities of participants while enriching their support and advisory networks. 

“Knowing that I have a sounding board in my mentor, the experience has given me an increased confidence in what I have learned and my abilities to perform,” said Robert Thorsen (EMBA ’17).

Ten mentors kicked off the program, bringing decades of leadership experience in areas including finance, business development, marketing, sales, and human resources for companies such as Citigroup, Google, Intel, AT&T, and SAIC.

In keeping with Executive Education’s mission to educate leaders of the world and for the world, the mentors also bring a global perspective to their new roles. Several live outside of Washington, D.C., connecting with EMBA students by email, phone, and video conference.  

“It’s been an incredible opportunity to think about my own leadership learnings and share those with a talented, emerging leader in the hopes of accelerating their own career,” said mentor Terry Kramer, a telecommunications executive and former U.S. ambassador for the World Conference on International Telecommunications.

Kramer added that he also appreciates connecting with “the next generation of leaders to understand where they see opportunities, how they want to be lead, and how they look at the world.”