Mission + History

Mission + History

Her Honor Mentoring is a work-based mentoring program providing young women with an opportunity to explore diverse career paths and gain the confidence necessary to meet the demands of our 21st century workforce.

Her Honor mentees are bright, enthusiastic young women in their senior year of high school with BIG aspirations. Nearly all are from lower income homes, and proud to be the first in their families to pursue higher education.

Her Honor mentors are successful working women from diverse industries and professions, who recognize mentoring as a practical solution to helping young women succeed.

Throughout their school year, mentees meet weekly at their mentor’s workplace, learning business and interpersonal skills, building professional networks, and creating life-changing relationships. Young women learn how to navigate the traditional working environment while gaining basic knowledge about budgeting money and financial literacy.

Her Honor Mentoring is a shared value solution, bridging educational and employment gaps for young women, while giving businesses a unique opportunity to develop a diverse pipeline of talent. Ultimately creating greater opportunities for women, in education, business, and in our communities.

Her Honor Mentoring was developed by Nicole Sheindlin and Judith Sheindlin, as an innovative and pragmatic way to boost self confidence in young women at the workplace and everyday life.


2006:

Nicole Sheindlin founded Her Honor Mentoring with the backing of Judith Sheindlin. The two partnered with the Westchester County Office for Women to provide administrative support for their program.

2007:

Mamaroneck High School was chosen as the pilot school for Her Honor Mentoring. The first class of mentees consisted of eight high school students paired with eight local professional women who readily volunteered to be mentors.

2008:

Capitalizing on the success of year one, Her Honor Mentoring eagerly added Mount Vernon High School to their roster, with a class of eighteen mentees and twenty mentors.

2009:

Our program expanded from two partner schools to include White Plains High School, with a class of thirty mentees and thirty-two mentors.

2010:

Our program expanded from three partner schools to include Saunders Trades and Technical High School in Yonkers and Nelson Mandela High School in Mount Vernon, with a class of thirty eight mentees and forty mentors.

2011:

Our program expanded from five partner schools to include Nellie A Thornton High School in Mount Vernon, with a class of forty mentees and forty two mentors.

2012:

Our program expanded from six partner schools to include Gorton High School in Yonkers, with a class of forty mentees and forty-four mentors.

2013:

Our program included forty-two mentees and forty-four mentors, selected from our seven partner high schools.

2014:

Our program expanded from seven partner schools to include Lincoln High School in Yonkers, with a class of fifty-one mentees and fifty-three mentors.

2015:

Our program included fifty-one mentees and fifty-three mentors, selected from our eight partner high schools.

2016:

Our program expanded from eight partner schools to include New Rochelle and Port Chester High Schools, with a class of sixty-one mentees and sixty-five mentors.


In the future, Her Honor Mentoring hopes to offer our program to additional high schools throughout Westchester County and beyond.