Supporting Tomorrow’s Leaders
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno spent much of the first part of 2015 supporting organizations that mentor and guide students to solid career paths – be it encouraging women to pursue careers in science and technology, networking with teens from various cultures and backgrounds, or teaching children the basics of how to manage money.

  • Million Women Mentors – Giving Young Women the Encouragement to Succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

    While women comprise 48% of the United States workforce, they fill just 24% of STEM jobs. Million Women Mentors, chaired in New Jersey by Lt. Governor Guadagno, aspires to recruit 6,000 STEM mentors by 2018.

    “The New Jersey Million Women Mentors program will guide our young women with an interest in STEM and help them become tomorrow’s leaders,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “We are not only investing in their future but ours as well. I applaud all the volunteer mentors for sharing their time to serve as positive role models for these young women.”

    Individuals, corporations and community organizations are encouraged to consider being mentors for girls and women pursuing STEM education and careers. More information is available at the Million Women Mentor website.
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation’s 17th Annual Multicultural Teen Corporate Mentoring Program

    In April, Lt. Governor Guadagno joined Novartis in giving students a behind-the-scenes look at working in a corporate setting. Since 1996, the Novartis mentoring program has helped multicultural students set higher personal, academic and career goals by introducing them to successful minority role models in a corporate environment.

    “Instead of taking a vacation during spring break, these students are helping others and preparing for their future,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “I thank Novartis for mentoring our youth and providing a positive example of leadership both in business and in serving the community.”

    Through the program, Novartis has sponsored more than 850 students all going on to higher education.
  • Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) inducts top volunteers into the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame for 2015

    Also in April, Lt. Governor Guadagno joined Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) to congratulate its inductees to the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame for 2015.

    “You simply can’t put a dollar figure on the importance of this mentor-student relationship,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno.

    JANJ has received local and national recognition for its volunteer-delivered, hands-on, K-12 programs in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurial education. These programs, which are provided at no cost to schools, motivate young people to succeed and facilitate collaborative investment in the future of our children.