I just wanted to take a moment and commend your CFA Mentor program. I have had an AMAZING experience with my mentor, Faith Stevenson. Despite not being based full-time in Columbus, she always makes an effort to see me in person during her [already] busy schedule in town and always makes herself available to me by phone and email.
Faced with several job offers and potential career routes after completing my MBA, I was at a crossroads in deciding what my next step would be. Faith not only helped me traverse the complicated finance landscapes, weigh benefits, and helped me to think long-term sustainability, but she did so while keeping me as a person and as a woman in the field in mind. Just hearing about her illustrious career trajectory and becoming so successful in such a male-dominated industry was inspiring, but getting to spend time with her and hear her stories and gain her pieces of advice has been incredibly impactful. I am so grateful for the connection, and hope to one day return the favor as a mentor myself. Thank you for the opportunity and the wonderful programming.