Introducing Global Women’s Business Mentoring Program

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Revolutionizing the mentoring relationship empowers women to succeed in business

Seattle, WA (December 30, 2013) — Gail Romero, a seasoned professional in diversity, women’s economic power and social justice, announces the global launch of Collective Changes. Collective Changes is a women’s business mentoring program that matches mentees working in small- to medium- sized businesses and entrepreneurial ventures with leadership mentors in the small business, nonprofit and corporate world. With the help of software provided by Chronus Corporation, Collective Changes is revolutionizing the mentor / mentee relationship by providing the tools, expanded networks and expertise to help women entrepreneurs succeed in business and become positive role models and leaders in their respective fields.  

The organization’s purpose is to help over one million businesswomen by 2020 through leveraging technology and the IBM/World Bank Small Business Toolkit, which has been translated into 17 languages and deployed in 30 countries, as well as engaging corporate partners to mentor and grow their leadership skills. The Collective Changes program is powered by Chronus Mentor software, an  online mentoring environment where participants flow through a structured mentoring program to create productive mentoring outcomes and business success. According to Vetri Vellore, CEO of Chronus Corporation, “Chronus Mentor is used by organizations worldwide to foster learning and shorten time to competency in a dynamic online environment. Through our software, Collective Changes can track program progress, measure performance, record significant milestones and encourage mentor/mentee collaboration in a 24/7 user-friendly environment.” He continues, “We are very excited to work with Collective Changes and their revolutionary integrated educational programming. This game-changing system will significantly impact the future of women’s economic development everywhere.” 

According to recent research, women-owned small- to -medium-sized businesses create the greatest employment growth rates, contribute most to innovation and competition, increase family income and GDP in developing nations. “We are slated to engage with the 50 leading national governments  working on women’s equity and international non-governmental organizations to grow business, jobs, reduce domestic violence and create equity for the those who want just in time business skills so they can access credit,” explains Gail Romero, CEO and founder of Collective Changes. Romero continues, “With the integrated GLEAN ™ leadership education, mentors and their companies also benefit through the mentoring process, growing women’s leadership skills to further advance women’s equity in business.

For more information about Collective Changes or to learn how you can get involved, please visit www.collectivechanges.com.

About Chronus Corporation
Chronus empowers organizations to develop and retain talent through software that fosters learning, improves performance, and reduces cost. Leading organizations worldwide rely on Chronus for easy, adaptable, cloud-based solutions to mentor, coach, and drive engagement among organization members. With products that support career development, leadership readiness, employee onboarding, alumni relations, and a host of other talent development initiatives, Chronus helps enterprise-scale organizations, academic institutions, and professional associations realize potential from within. For more information, visit www.chronus.com. 

About Collective Changes
Collective Changes, headquartered in Seattle, WA, is a U.S. registered 501 c3 non-profit organization  that is dedicated to growing women’s economic empowerment, leadership skills, reducing gender based violence, increasing social, political and economic stability through just-in-time business education, leadership training and mentoring. We take an active role in global gender equity through conversation, mentoring, action and intention.

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