The WICT Network: Rocky Mountain's Award Winning Mentoring Program

Invest in your career with our nationally recognized mentorship program.

2024 Mentoring Registration is Closed. Next open registration will be for the 2025 Cohort, March 2025.

The WICT Network: Rocky Mountain’s Award-Winning Mentoring Program is for the entry/mid-level professional who is ready to jump-start their career under the advisement and encouragement of a mentor.

Mentees are paired with an industry veteran who will work closely with them to help establish their goals and share personal knowledge and experience to guide them down the path to success.

Over the course of the nine month program, the following will be provided:

  • Self Advocacy
  • Build Confidence
  • Emotional Intelligence EQ and IQ
  • Psychological Safety
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Link internal strengths to external results

2024 Overview

  • Mentoring Cohort Kick Off – Hybrid Session 3/28, 4-6pm MT
  • Mentoring Cohort Enrichment Session 6/27, 4-6pm MT
  • Mentoring Cohort Enrichment Session 9/26, 4-6pm MT
  • Mentoring Cohort Capstone Event 11/21, 4-6pm MT

2 hour session, 4-6 p.m. MDT

Featured speaker: Keegan Lamar

2 hour session, 4-6 p.m. MDT

Featured speaker: Hilary Blair

2 hour session, 4-6 p.m. MDT

2 hour session, 4-6 p.m. MDT

Vision:  To help develop leaders who transform our industry by creating coaching and mentoring relationships between WICT members.

“Mentoring is a privileged relationship between a more experienced person and a less experienced person where profound learning happens and a mutual responsibility grows. The mentee gains from the mentor’s tacit professional and organizational knowledge, and gets accelerated experience and insight. The mentor gains a sense of sponsorship and legacy, as well as fresh insights and renewal. Mentoring is less about competencies and more about wisdom.” – Personnel Decisions International

  • The program will consist of approximately 10 mentors and 20 mentees.
  • Mentoring teams, or “triads” will be formed based on identified developmental interests, with a 2:1 mentee/mentor ratio.
  • A full kick-off session will be provided for both mentors and mentees. At this meeting, mentors and mentees will have a chance to meet and begin developing their mentoring goals and expectations.
  • All participants will gather virtually every month for five months for mandatory group sessions. (See Session Dates.)
  • Mentors are expected to meet with their two mentees at least once monthly over the course of the five-month program. Additionally, the mentor should make themselves available throughout the five-month period for individual meetings and/or phone calls to provide guidance as requested by the mentee on an individual basis.
  • Cost is $350 for WICT members, $450 for non-members.
  • Mentors are volunteering their leadership and time so there is no cost to be a mentor.
  • WICT membership is not required for mentors.
  • This is a wonderful way for senior leaders to contribute to WICT by helping to develop leaders who change the industry.
  • If your company is a government contractor or sub-contractor with an Affirmative Action Plan, you must undertake and report on good faith efforts on an annual basis. (Please talk to your Human Resources department for details.)

Brandee Brown (Co-Director)

Lisa Meriweather (Co-Director)

David Debrecht (Co-Chair)

John Diedrich (Co-Chair)

Renee Martinez (Co-Chair)

Kaitlin Carnes (Co-Chair)

Keegan LaMar (Co-Chair)

Heidi Mortenson (Co-Chair)

The mentoring program started in 2003 and teamed up with SkyeTeam in 2010. Participants maintain a long-term connection with their peers and mentors and the mentoring program has an active alumni group that participates in future mentoring events.


Past mentors have included managers, VPs, directors and other executives from companies such as Adelphia, Bresnan Communications, Comcast, ESPN, HBO, Hitachi Consulting, ICG, Level3, Qwest, Time Warner, WOW! and many others.

Mentor and Mentee Successes

Many mentors and mentees have gone on to be successful executives, gala honorees and nationally recognized by WICT for their contributions to WICT and the industry. Some of these names are:

  • Judi Allen – Woman of the Year, WICT Rocky Mountain
  • Cindy Bennett – Woman to Watch, WICT Rocky Mountain
  • Kelly Bumann – Woman of the Year, WICT Rocky Mountain
  • Shelly Humphreys – Woman to Watch, WICT Rocky Mountain
  • Regina Hutchinson – Woman of the Year, WICT Rocky Mountain
  • Cathy Kilstrom –Woman of the Year, WICT Rocky Mountain
  • Marti Moore – Woman in Technology / Innovation, WICT Rocky Mountain
  • Jill Stark – Woman of the Year, WICT Rocky Mountain
  • Missy Wood – Woman of the Year, WICT Rocky Mountain
  • Shelly Moorman – Rising Star, WICT Rocky Mountain