ATLANTA, Ga. (CitizenWire) — Pathbuilders Inc. kicked-off its 2010 Achieva program on May 21 at Cobb Galleria with 70 high-potential women from 39 companies. Fifteen of the companies are new to the Pathbuilders client roster: AFC Enterprises, Inc, Atlanta Education Fund, Bard Medical, Carter’s, Cbeyond, EarthLink, Inc., Equifax, Georgia Institute of Technology, Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP, Imerys North America Performance Minerals, Manhattan Associates, Moore Colson, OFS, The Coca-Cola Company, and Troutman Sanders LLP. Achieva is one of four external development programs offered by Pathbuilders for high-potential women at critical stages in their careers.
This year’s Achieva launch featured a panel discussion of alumnae mentees and current mentors who were asked to share best practices and personal experiences from their mentoring partnerships. The panel was moderated by Raellyn Kovich, director of consulting and development at Pathbuilders. Panelists included Vera Arthur, vice president of human resources for Schweitzer-Mauduit, Inc; Allan DeNiro, chief people officer for Haverty Furniture Companies; Ena Shaw, assistant vice president – customer experience strategic initiatives for AT&T Operations; and Amy Panos, relationship manager in private banking at RBC Bank.
“We are thrilled to be working with an incredibly talented group of female leaders,” said Helene Lollis, president of Pathbuilders. “It will be exciting to see them acquire new skills and expand their horizons through the course of the program.”
Achieva is the third in a series of four progressive professional development programs designed by Pathbuilders to position women for additional responsibilities and career success. The program includes one-on-one external mentoring with a senior executive, along with educational sessions and peer networking to help each woman become an influential leader within her organization.
The Pathbuilders series of progressive professional development programs include:
* Insignia(SM): comprised of entry-level women, up to two years into their careers
* Percepta(SM): comprised of junior-executive women learning to manage people and projects
* Achieva®: comprised of mid-level, high-potential women, recognized as having senior-executive potential in their organizations
* Inspiria®: comprised of senior-level women leading and setting vision for their organizations.
Participants in the 2010 Achieva program are from the following companies:
AFC Enterprises, Inc.
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Atlanta Education Fund
Avon Products, Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
Colonial Pipeline Company
Genuine Parts Company
Georgia Institute of Technology
Habif, Arogeti & Wynne LLP
Imerys North America Performance Minerals
Intercontinental Hotels Group
Junior Achievement of Georgia
Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Siemens Industry, Inc.
The Coca-Cola Company
Troutman Sanders LLP
About Pathbuilders Inc.:
Pathbuilders partners with Fortune-ranked organizations and government agencies to develop high-performing individuals through mentoring, executive development programs and consulting. Through highly-customized talent management offerings, Pathbuilders accelerates the career growth of individuals and directly contributes to bottom line success of client organizations. Pathbuilders was founded in 1995 with a unique focus on developing the potential of high-performing women and creating gender-diverse organizations. Today, Pathbuilders leverages the corporate experience of its leadership team to develop impactful developmental experiences for high-potential men and women in forward thinking organizations. Pathbuilders has worked with more than 3,000 professionals from more than 300 client organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, college and universities, and government agencies.