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GUWAHATI, March 10 - Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk, a global initiative to inspire the new generation of women through mentorship, was organised at Jayanta Kumar-Lakhimi Borooah Sadan, Asam Sahitya Sabha complex here, on Saturday.

The global walk enables established woman leaders and emerging woman leaders to share their experiences, discuss their roles, successes and challenges. It establishes a mentor-mentee relationship, thereby creating a bond among different generations. An initiative to empower women, the global walk also highlights the importance of women leadership.

The Guwahati edition of the Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk was organized by Atreyee Borooah Thekedath, a member of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network and Director Web.Com (India) Pvt Ltd. The event was one of the 174 walks across 62 countries in the world. The event coincided with International Women�s Day.

Total 11 mentors from diverse fields, including education, law, entrepreneurship and journalism, took part in the event, where each mentor was assigned five to six mentees who went for a walk around Dighalipukhuri, sharing their experiences and aspirations.

Mentors for this year�s walk included Jahnabi Phookan, director, Jangal Travels India, Rakhee Kalita Moral, Associate Professor, Cotton University, Dr Sriparna B Baruah, member of the Board of Management of School of Vocational Education, IGNOU, Asha Kuthari Chaudhuri, HoD, English, Gauhati University, Ronica Baruah, Director, Ekopath Metropolis, Mamata Mishra, Senior Staff Reporter, The Assam Tribune, Florence Handique Rabha, head of Electronic Media and Anchoring, Royal Global University, Nikita Borooah, an advocate from Gauhati High Court, Alpana Borgohain, HoD, Women�s Studies, Gauhati University, Dr Mahfuza Rahman, Retired Head, Department of Geography, Cotton College, and Mita Nath Bora, project head, CSR, IIE. Mita Nath Bora also gave a talk on �Design thinking�. The mentees included college and university students, young professionals and entrepreneurs, etc. Arghya Nandy, head, HR (East), Annapurna Finance, spoke on career for women in the microfinance and related sectors.

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Bid to inspire new generation of women through mentorship

GUWAHATI, March 10 - Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk, a global initiative to inspire the new generation of women through mentorship, was organised at Jayanta Kumar-Lakhimi Borooah Sadan, Asam Sahitya Sabha complex here, on Saturday.

The global walk enables established woman leaders and emerging woman leaders to share their experiences, discuss their roles, successes and challenges. It establishes a mentor-mentee relationship, thereby creating a bond among different generations. An initiative to empower women, the global walk also highlights the importance of women leadership.

The Guwahati edition of the Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk was organized by Atreyee Borooah Thekedath, a member of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network and Director Web.Com (India) Pvt Ltd. The event was one of the 174 walks across 62 countries in the world. The event coincided with International Women�s Day.

Total 11 mentors from diverse fields, including education, law, entrepreneurship and journalism, took part in the event, where each mentor was assigned five to six mentees who went for a walk around Dighalipukhuri, sharing their experiences and aspirations.

Mentors for this year�s walk included Jahnabi Phookan, director, Jangal Travels India, Rakhee Kalita Moral, Associate Professor, Cotton University, Dr Sriparna B Baruah, member of the Board of Management of School of Vocational Education, IGNOU, Asha Kuthari Chaudhuri, HoD, English, Gauhati University, Ronica Baruah, Director, Ekopath Metropolis, Mamata Mishra, Senior Staff Reporter, The Assam Tribune, Florence Handique Rabha, head of Electronic Media and Anchoring, Royal Global University, Nikita Borooah, an advocate from Gauhati High Court, Alpana Borgohain, HoD, Women�s Studies, Gauhati University, Dr Mahfuza Rahman, Retired Head, Department of Geography, Cotton College, and Mita Nath Bora, project head, CSR, IIE. Mita Nath Bora also gave a talk on �Design thinking�. The mentees included college and university students, young professionals and entrepreneurs, etc. Arghya Nandy, head, HR (East), Annapurna Finance, spoke on career for women in the microfinance and related sectors.