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“It was a pleasure to participate in the 2015 Women in Defense GRID program as a mentor. My ‘mentee’ was terrifically motivated and achieved a lot. I have no doubt that as skilled and as personable as she is, she would have accomplished all of it without me, but I was glad to share my experiences and strategize with her regarding her professional objectives for 2015.” Bobbi Blake (Mentor 2015), VP Legal & Business Affairs, Altair

"As a mentor in the WID GRID program twice over, I have found myself learning from my protégés during each meeting or encounter. What started as a structured mentoring process quickly and naturally evolved into a mutual friendship between two newly-found colleagues. Although the formal 2015 year-long pairing has ended, the friendship will no doubt continue into the future." Laryssa Kozak-Letarte (Mentor 2015), Project Engineering, ED&T , General Dynamics Land Systems

“The WID GRID Program is a great opportunity to allow women to interactive with other successful professionals and learn from their experiences. As a Mentor, it allowed me to develop my leadership skills and work with an amazing groups of ladies from the defense industry.” Jeanne M. Schabath (Mentor 2015), Small Business Office / Senior Buyer, General Dynamics Land Systems

"As a young professional beginning to explore and understand the defense industry, I found tremendous value in participating in the GRID mentorship program. My mentor helped me to identify key contacts and arrange informational meetings that gave me direct insight into industry trends. I am grateful for the opportunity to have developed a close relationship with such an engaged professional in this field, and I encourage all WID members to take advantage of this program." Alyssa Tracey (Protégé 2015), Economic Development, Macomb County