Pathbuilders Percepta® Class Welcomes Another Record Breaking Class

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Pathbuilders Percepta kicked-off the 2016–2017 class with over 100 women from 43 companies at the Cobb Galleria on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

Pathbuilders Percepta kicked-off the 2016–2017 class with over 100 women from 43 companies at the Cobb Galleria on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Percepta is Pathbuilders’ six-month cross-company mentoring program for women with proven track records of professional success who have mastered the technical aspects of their jobs and are ready to have greater impact on their companies. Percepta prepares new and aspiring managers to deliver results in complex work environments through an integrated and proven methodology that combines mentoring, interactive workshops, and peer networking.

"I am excited to begin my third year as a mentor in Pathbuilders Percepta program where I am matched with a group of high-performing women facing similar challenges in their careers. Percepta gives me the opportunity to share my career experiences with my mentees while learning from each of their unique perspectives," stated Natalie Pierce, Vice President of Customer Experience at LeasePlan and 2015 Pathbuilders Percepta Mentor of the Year.

Pathbuilders leverages the continuum of mentoring to include past Achieva® graduates as Percepta mentors. Achieva is Pathbuilders’ year-long one-on-one mentoring program focused on mid-level female leaders positioned for senior leadership responsibilities in their organizations. Volunteer mentors come from diverse roles, functions and organizational backgrounds, and these women value the mentoring experience and want to give back to those who are following behind them.

“I really enjoyed the Pathbuilders Percepta kick-off, meeting my mentee group and mentor and learning from the fabulous workshop leaders. I am looking forward to the next six months, where I can focus on growing both professionally and personally,” stated participant Marla Ferrell, Accounting Manager, Genuine Parts Company.

The 2016–2017 program will run for six months concluding with graduation in March 2017. Core program curriculum includes developing a corporate image and persona, mapping career paths, identifying skill gaps, improving communication skills, building credibility and influence, and understanding the unwritten rules that guide an organization. Upon graduation, Percepta alumnae are ready to take on additional challenges and manage more significant key initiatives, projects, and teams within their companies.

“We have the honor to work with over 100 female professionals on developing new skills, managing results, and navigating corporate culture through a professional development program that stems from real-world experience in the business environment,” stated Helene Lollis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pathbuilders. “We believe that that the combination of these concepts along with creating meaningful mentoring partnerships allows for impactful behavioral change in mentees that organizations can see immediately.”

Over the last 13 years, Pathbuilders has graduated more than 800 mentees through the Percepta program, many of whom have demonstrated a solid track record of improved performance upon completion. Mentees and mentors from companies such as Turner Broadcasting System, Cox Communications, Holder Construction Company, Comcast Corporation, Solvay, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and The Home Depot have shared professional successes and continue to send their top female talent through the Pathbuilders programs year after year.

Participants in the 2016–2017 Fall Percepta program are from the following organizations:
AGCO Corporation
Assurant, Inc.
Care Logistics
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Colonial Pipeline Company
Comcast Corporation
Cotiviti Healthcare
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Equifax, Inc.
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Gas South, LLC
Genuine Parts Company
Graphic Packaging International
Hands On Atlanta
Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.
HD Supply
Holder Construction Company
Hotel Equities
InterContinental Hotels Group
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
LeasePlan USA
Lendmark Financial Services, LLC
McKesson Corporation
OFS Fitel, LLC
PowerPlan, Inc.
Printpack, Inc.
Purchasing Power, LLC
RaceTac Petroleum, Inc.
Red Bull Media House
RELX Group
Scientific Games
Solvay SA
Tennessee Valley Authority
The Home Depot
The Kroger Company
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Vitamin T

Due to the success and overwhelming demand, Pathbuilders is currently fielding an additional Spring Percepta Class in 2017. Enrollment is open through October 28, 2016 with kick-off planned for January 13, 2017.

Additional information about Percepta and the other mentoring programs offered by Pathbuilders for different career stages may be found at or by calling 770-261-6570.

About Pathbuilders, Inc.
Pathbuilders transforms top talent into high-impact leaders who move business forward. Through customized programming, Pathbuilders leverages a model that effectively combines mentoring, educational workshops, and interactive peer exchange to accelerate the career growth of individuals and directly contribute to the bottom-line success of client organizations. Pathbuilders was founded in 1995 with a unique focus on developing the potential of high-performing women and creating gender-diverse leadership teams. Today, Pathbuilders leverages the corporate experience of its team to develop impactful developmental experiences for high-potential women and men in forward-thinking organizations. Pathbuilders has worked with nearly 4,000 professionals from more than 400 client organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, and government agencies. More information can be found at on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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