MentorcliQ 2023 Mentoring Champion of the Year and Mentoring Luminary Award Winners Announced

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by MentorcliQ

September 13, 2023

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Columbus, OH – September 13, 2023 – MentorcliQ, the gold standard in employee mentoring software, today announced their 2023 Mentoring Luminary Award winners.

Presented during MentorcliQ’s annual 2-day MentorCom event, these awards recognize mentoring champions, sponsors, advocates, and changemakers who have positively impacted the culture at their organizations. One Mentoring Luminary Award Winner is chosen from the field each year to be honored as the Mentoring Champion of the Year. 

“At MentorcliQ we believe that every employee deserves a great mentor. From companies across industries and around the globe, we have the joy of working with exceptional human beings as they launch, match, engage, and measure mentoring programs of all types and sizes. These programs help employees thrive in their careers, develop critical skills, and ultimately build an inclusive community at work,” said Phil George, CEO of MentorcliQ. “We are thrilled to present MentorcliQ’s 2023 Mentoring Luminary Awards to individuals who embody the heart and soul of mentoring worldwide through outstanding leadership, creativity, dedication, and brilliance.” 

2023 Mentoring Luminary Award Winners:

  • Jodi Davidson, Vice President of Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion at Sodexo
  • Dayana Falcon, Talent Mobility Manager at ESPN
  • Nicole Fisher, Director of Sales at Kinray (Cardinal Health)
  • Lisa Graham, Sr. Manager of Talent Management at AMD
  • Tina Graziosi, Manager of Talent Development at Sprinklr
  • Michelle Keefe, Chief Executive Officer at Syneos Health
  • Larry Kravitz, Director of Organizational Development at Henry Schein
  • Michelle Lally, Organizational Development Specialist at Henry Schein
  • Bret Lefever, Director of Sales at Cardinal Health
  • Paul Plamondon, Director of Learning & Development at CBRE
  • Geraldine White, Chief Diversity Officer at Publicis Groupe US 
  • Kelly Woltornist, Head of Global Learning at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Kary Yeung, Senior Program Manager of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at LinkedIn

“Our Mentoring Champion of the Year award recognizes one outstanding individual who not only inspires a culture of mentoring within their own organization, but also influences leaders at many other organizations to do the same and make a real impact through mentoring. We are thrilled to honor Jodi Davidson as our 2023 Mentoring Champion of the Year,” said Phil George. 

2023 Mentoring Champion of the Year:

  • Jodi Davidson, Vice President of Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion at Sodexo

“Thank you, MentorcliQ, for recognizing me as this year’s Mentoring Champion and an esteemed Luminary. It’s wonderful to be acknowledged as someone who inspires and influences,” said Jodi Davidson, Vice President of Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion at Sodexo. 

While accepting her award, Davidson shined the light on those around her. “I want to acknowledge and celebrate the real luminaries. Mentees who courageously set aside their inner critic, choosing to vulnerably share their whole selves so they can ultimately achieve their goals. Mentors who hold space for their mentees to gain confidence and realize their potential, and who set out to pay it forward and yet become surprised and even delighted that they wind up receiving as much as they give. And the heart-centered leaders in our respective organizations who choose to invest in mentoring, even during challenging times. They understand that mentoring is critical to a healthy culture that sustains over time; that mentoring encourages inclusion and belonging for team members; that mentoring instills psychological safety, empathy and compassion in our systems; and that, at its core, mentoring helps team members and the business thrive.”

Learn more about the 2023 MentorcliQ Mentoring Luminary Award winners and Mentoring Champion of the Year here.