She said what?

Read what our amazing mentees and mentors say about their Her Honor experience.

Melissa Ramirez-Velasquez

Being part of the HerHonor experience has been a blessing and opportunity I will never forget. My mentor is the Chief of the White Plains Police Department. She is passionate about her job and the whole police department. Through her example I understood that some days chaos will take over you but it's up to you to endure the problem and make the best of it. My mentor also showed the loved she had for me. I had a personal problem and I was able to talk to her about it because I trusted her enough. She was able to give me advice and help me get through it. I see her as a mother figure and I can tell she cares about my feelings and problems.

Elizabeth Maldonado

My mentor, Nancy White, is the hardest working person I know. She has impacted me on both a professional and personal level. I saw her creativity as an asset to keep sales up. She always is so determined and keeps a positive mind to back it up. The way she runs her business amazes me and has given me hope to be something big in the future. I've been mentored on how to listen, and speak to people professionally, and most importantly, to be proud of my work. She makes me feel important.

Dianey Ramos

"Her Honor Mentoring program has broadened my view of how resourceful, empowering, and intellectual women can be. It has shown me what I am capable of achieving. Women are these incredible beings that are capable of doing anything that they set their minds to.

I had the privilege of working at The Westchester Board of Legislators in White Plains with my mentor Carol Bengis. At first I felt that my position would not assist the necessary experience I needed for my long term goals. For example; filing papers, organizing packets, creating databases, communicating with employees. What I have learned is that all of these tasks and skills have become useful resources. With these new skills I began organizing all my important documents for college that needed to be filed or copied. I had the confidence to call up colleges and ask questions. Getting to work in a professional environment and have hands-on experiences has had an immense impact on bettering myself for the future.

Besides the work experience which I can learn from any other internship, I was blessed to connect with a beautiful and confident individual, Carol Bengis. I learned how charitable she is towards those who are in need, how flexible she is when working yet at the same time diligent on completing tasks. From the very beginning she was open and kind towards me. We talked about everything from nutrition to college decisions. We always were discussing and venting with one other. I honestly enjoyed being in her presence and I undoubtedly consider her to be a mother figure."

Meet Cathy Mulrow-Peattie

"It was a wonderful experience to see Nidia grow over the year, meet her goals from the mentorship and I learned so much from the experience as a mentor." June, 2016