University of North Florida launches Women in Business initiative

The program connects female students and midcareer mentors from founding supporters.

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The University of North Florida announced a new Women in Business initiative within its Coggin College of Business designed to encourage confidence, capability and connections for women and provide students with mentorship and career advancement opportunities within the community.

A news release from the university April 5 says Jacksonville companies Borland Groover Clinic, CSX Corp., The Adecco Group and Truist are providing initial funding as founding supporters.

Midcareer women executives at the companies are volunteering as mentors to enhance students’ career planning, post-college employment and advancement in business.

UNF seeks more women in the business community, from young professionals to corporate executives, to participate as mentors.

Other program aspects include business skill development workshops, a monthly speaker series, professional networking and leadership training.

The initiative also seeks to educate female students in Jacksonville area high schools about the benefits of business education and to build their familiarity with UNF’s Coggin College of Business.

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