Elizabeth Green - FWA Mentoring Alumna of the Month
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Mentorship can have a long-lasting impact on mentees well into their careers. They can influence everything from a student’s sense of well-being or belonging to what career path they choose and why.
Last month, we caught up with former Murry Bergtraum High School and Baruch College mentoring alumna Elizabeth Green. Elizabeth, now a Global Brand Supply Chain Project Manager for Clinique was born in Guyana and migrated to New York at the age of 7. She grew up in the Bronx and attended school in both Brooklyn and Manhattan. As a student at Murry Bergtraum, Elizabeth joined the FWA’s High School Mentoring program. According to Elizabeth, “the FWA was a great way to explore New York City and gain perspective not only from peers, but from mentors. It was great to talk to someone like my mentor Marjorie Neville and have their input about the college selection process or more difficult conversations about what to major in. At the high school level, I really enjoyed the group outings as part of being the FWA’s Mentoring Program.” As a Baruch College student, Elizabeth recalls that she enjoyed educational luncheons as part of the FWA’s college mentoring program because they were a “great way to learn about other’s career path and life lessons.”
Elizabeth’s rise on the corporate ladder began while she was a college student working part-time at Estee Lauder. After graduating from Baruch, she received a full-time offer to work in the Creative Operations department for Clinique. Elizabeth acknowledges that the FWA Mentoring program played a part in her success. She explained that, “the best part of being in the program for me was gaining insights into Corporate America and learning the keys to success. It was also great to be part of a group of peers that had similar goals. Overtime, I realized the program really helped me build my confidence and made me realize I would be able to achieve my goals.” As a mentee, she studied abroad in Greece and participated in another study abroad program, traveling to China and South Korea. After Baruch, Elizabeth attended Montclair State University, earning her MBA in Management in 2013.
“The biggest highlight of being part of the FWA was being able to be a student speaker at the annual Gala, not only at the High School level, but also at the college level. I was really proud of myself because I knew my parents were so proud of me too. These were two very special nights of my life and I could not have been mire thankful and honored to be given such and amazing opportunity. I joined the FWA program because that was my only way to learn about corporate America and what it takes to succeed. I was looking for some sort of guidance and this was my “in.” In hindsight, so much more came out of the program.”
Elizabeth who now resides in New Jersey with her husband Jason, son Jaxson, and step-son Jaylen says, “I’m really happy to have met so many of my goals, both professionally and personally and I could not have done that without my mentors Marjorie and Patricia Jaquay.”
Interested in Mentoring?
Given how important mentoring is, you could be a key source of knowledge to a young woman seeking guidance with developing her career. To learn more about FWA mentoring and to get involved contact:
(Baruch College) Betsy Werley,
(Seton Hall University) Carol Doyle or Donna Harris,
(High School) Beth Dorfman or Mindy Kipness.