Anuradha Das Mathur, one of the founders of 9.9 Media, has been selected for the prestigious Fortune magazine & US State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Program.
This unique program combines the study of U.S. business culture with a working mentorship program that enables talented, emerging women business leaders across the globe to spend a month in the U.S. to enhance their capabilities and propel their careers forward. Top American female executives – FORTUNE’s Most Powerful Women – mentor these emerging leaders to support them in their professional growth. FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit and the U.S. State Department established the Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership in May 2006.
Ms. Mathur will join 35 rising star women from around the world for the 2009 FORTUNE program slated to take place from April 26 – May 21, 2009. The program participants are fully funded by their mentor’s company.
The three-phase program opens with an orientation session in Washington, DC, where the participants meet with senior women in government, academia and business to discuss the importance of public-private partnerships, learn of American best practices in business and government and engage in interactive leadership and communications training sessions. The international participants are then paired with one of FORTUNE’s Most Powerful Women Leaders from companies like Time, Inc., Avon, Xerox, Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Exxon Mobil in cities across the United States.
For three weeks, American and international participants work together in mentoring relationships to share the skills and experiences necessary for strengthening women’s leadership. Throughout the mentorship process, participants shadow a powerful woman leader and take away best practices that they can apply to their professional lives at home. The program concludes in New York City, where the participants have meetings with Goldman Sachs, Solera Capital, and Good Morning America, and to discuss lessons learned and plans for future activities. There are now 84 FORTUNE/State Department alumnae around the world.
Ms. Mathur co-founded 9.9 Media with four other colleagues in September 2007. She is a graduate of Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi, and has an MA in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge University. She will be mentored by Patricia Fili-Krushel, who is Executive Vice President of Administration of Time Warner Inc. and is one of its senior coporate officers. Before joining Time Warner in July 2001, Ms. Fili-Krushel was CEO of WebMD Health and President at ABC Television Network. Last year, Suma Krishnaswamy, founder of Bangalore-based Cambium Biotechnologies, was selected for the program from India and mentored with Diane Gulyas, Group Vice President, DuPont Performance Materials.