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Monthly Lunchtime Panel Discussions: Best Practices for Mentoring

Beyond Awesome Member Price: Free
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March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Virtual Event
Online Only
Via Zoom link provided United States


Best Practices of Mentoring

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Presented by

A panel featuring:

  • Cara Ching-Senaha, Employment Counsel, Americas and India at NetApp
  • Mellicia Marx, Founder of Founder of Poplin Style Direction
  • Third Panelist – TBD

Location/ Date & Time

Online via Zoom only:

*****Zoom link will be sent out to registered participants in their RSVP email*****

Date:  Wednesday, March  31, 2021

Time: 12pm – 1:00 pmPT/2pm-3pmCT/3pm-4pmET


Did you have a mentor or even several mentors in your life who have guided you in your career, opened doors for you to various opportunities and provided much-need inspiration and support for you as you progressed in your professional or personal life? Are you immensely grateful for their contributions to your life and wondered what made them such amazing mentors?

Are you now considering giving back by being a mentor to someone else, but perhaps you are unsure how to be an effective mentor who can make a positive impact on the career or other aspects of your mentee?   Or if you are already mentoring others, perhaps you want to learn other tips and best practices of mentoring, such as providing constructive feedback that is well-received, providing guidance on overcoming challenges, or giving the necessary help needed for your mentees to reach their potential?

Our panelists will discuss how a mentor can be a trusted advisor by providing the right kind of support and inspiration, always keeping their mentee’s best interests in mind, and in return, gaining valuable experience and respect along the way.


  • Community event – open to  everyone (whether members or non-members of The Koa Club)
  • Free for all participants

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Cara Ching-Senaha, Employment Counsel, Americas and India at NetApp. Cara Ching-Senaha is inspired by working with, learning from, and giving back to other high-achieving women.  She has donated thousands of hours of her own time on a wide range of passion projects, including most recently as a founding member of the California Lawyers Association’s (fka State Bar of California) Diversity Equity and Inclusion executive committee, and a member of the Advisory Board for The Koa Club. Cara is an incredible mentor, successfully advising and guiding women during her involvement with LWT (Leading Women in Technology), a non-profit organization.

Mellicia Marx, Founder of Poplin Style Direction. Poplin Style Direction is a comprehensive personal styling service catering to women who want to look and feel their best, so they can go out there and be their best. Mellicia’s style cultivation process empowers and educates clients to discover the style that is already innately their own, helping hundreds of clients discover a confidence and presence they never knew they possessed. As a mom who has worked in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Mellicia has real world experience dressing for nearly any situation. In 2013, Mellicia drew on her years of non-profit fundraising experience to partner with Youthcare, founding an ongoing series of styling workshops that help at-risk youth graduating from their Barista Training Program look their very best for job interviews. Mellicia has successfully mentored women and young adults in her involvement with LWT (Leading Women in Technology) and Youthcare.


March 31
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Online Only
Via Zoom link provided United States