2024 Women in Marketing Mentor Program

Founded in 2020, Digital Megaphone’s Women in Marketing Mentor Program matches seasoned marketing professionals who have excelled at their careers with high-potential women in marketing who don’t have access to formal mentoring.  The program welcomes women just entering the workforce, pivoting careers, or re-entering the workplace after time off.

Apply to join and embark on a transformative journey alongside women committed to elevating their careers and accomplished marketing professionals there to support them. 

Women in Marketing Mentor Program Benefits

Program Benefits

Individual Mentoring
– Mentors contribute to the growth and development of women in marketing who don’t have access to a formal mentor program.
– Mentees meet live or via phone/chat with your mentor monthly during the six-month-long cohort.
Professional Development – Learn alongside other participants at interactive educational sessions and roundtable discussions curated to provide inspirational ideas to help elevate your career.
Women’s Month Celebration – Meet your fellow mentees and mentors at an in-person reception in March.
Networking – Network with experienced marketers, mentees, and program supporters live and virtually.
Grow Your Personal Brand
– Mentors: Gain exposure on the Digital Megaphone website and social channels.
– Mentors and mentees:  Add your program participation on your LinkedIn profile.

The Women in Marketing Mentor Program’s mission is to positively impact a million lives through empowering women.

Eligibility Requirements


  • Currently working in a marketing position (marketing, advertising, PR, social media, etc.)
  • Have the desire to work on actionable monthly goals.
  • Attending mentor/mentee meetings.
  • Completing a feedback form midway through the program and after the program to help us improve future cohorts.
  • Identifies as female.


  • 8+ years of marketing experience with advancing titles and responsibilities. 
  • Experience coaching and mentoring others.
  • Attending a mentor training session.
  • Participating in 6 mentor/mentee meetings.
  • Completing a feedback form midway through the program and after the program to help us improve future cohorts.
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The six-month-long cohort, which has a program fee for mentees of $129, will include a kick-off party for mentors and mentees, professional educational sessions, and mentor meetings covering topics such as executive presence, social-emotional intelligence, self-confidence, and combatting imposter syndrome.

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Key Dates

Accepting Applications:  Now – Thursday, November 30th, 2023 
Mentees Notified: Week of December 11th, 2023
Mentor mentee Meetings:  January – June, 2024
Professional Development Sessions: January – June, 2024
Mentor/Mentee Celebration: March 2024

2024 Mentors

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Christina Bottis


Emily Bleazard<br />
Chief Digital Officer<br />
Iron Light

Emily Bleazard
Chief Digital Officer
Iron Light

Kristen Evans

Kristen Evans
Managing Partner / EVP Strategy
The Embedded Group

Jennifer Chhatlani<br />
Senior Vice President Communications<br />

Jennifer Chhatlani
Senior Vice President Communications

Kathryn Auerbach<br />
Vice President Digital Strategy<br />
Rise Interactive

Kathryn Auerbach
Vice President Digital Strategy
Rise Interactive

Eva Penar<br />
Chief Content and Communications Officer<br />
The Executives'? Club of Chicago<br />

Eva Penar
Chief Content and Communications Officer
The Executives’ Club of Chicago

Cyndi Bergstein<br />
Communications/Program Director<br />
Chicago Community Trust Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance<br />

Cyndi Bergstein
Communications Program Director
Chicago Community Trust

Stacy Jeziorowski<br />
Marketing and Communications Lead<br />
Computer Science Teachers Association<br />

Stacy Jeziorowski
Marketing and Communications Lead

Alexa Gianaris<br />
Director of Paid Acquisition<br />
SmartAsset<br />

Alexa Gianaris
Senior Director, Digital Strategy and Activation

Barbara Moldando Strategy Manager, Marcom & Engagement Caterpillar

Barbara Maldonado
Strategy Manager

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