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Our team of PR professionals is extremely passionate about further developing their skills and abilities and were thrilled to have attended our non-profit client, Colorado Springs Rising Professionals (CSRP), during their 10-Year Anniversary Celebration and Mentorship Matching event. For the past ten years, CSRP has matched more than 200 young business professionals with more than 100 mentors through the support of industry leaders and the organization's unique Mentorship Program.
The non-profit not only strives to prepare the younger professional population for career success, but to encourage that demographic to provide leadership to those that follow in their footsteps.
In recognition of their 10-year successes, CSRP recently held a 10th Anniversary Celebration with guest speaker and past Chair, Donna Nelson. As the city’s first Economic Vitality Specialist, Nelson credits part of her career success to CSRP’s Mentorship Program that she not only learned from but played a role in leading.
“I first heard about the program when I joined the Rising Professionals. At the time, I was working in the financial industry and wanted to better understand the executive world so that I could successfully promote to those positions and the CSRP Mentorship Program was exactly what I needed,” said Nelson. “My mentor provided me with invaluable advice that made me extremely comfortable when speaking with others in executive positions. It was almost like I had a secret weapon and it was through the outstanding mentorship matches that inspired and taught me to become a successful and meaningful mentor to others.”
Sponsored by the Colorado Springs Visitors Convention Bureau, El Paso County and Webster University, the free Mentorship Happy Hour and Membership Mixer will provide opportunities for young professionals to network and engage with one another in a fun and dynamic environment.
“Having been a part of the Rising Professionals since 2006, I have seen firsthand the value that young professionals gain from being involved in the Mentorship Program and couldn’t be more proud of our organization as we celebrate 10 years of success for professionals in our community,” said CSRP’s Chair of the Board of Directors, Sandy Wenger. “Whether it’s through the Mentorship Program or other community efforts like our upcoming Air Force Academy Tailgate or our Russian Baseball event, encouraging UCCS students to kick-start their career goals, CSRP offers members insurmountable opportunities to further their careers.”