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Impacting the Future of Women in Senior Living

Argentum’s Women in Leadership initiative, first announced in October 2018, is designed to celebrate the contributions women have made to the senior living industry and to create a pathway to the future by forming opportunities for more women to attain leadership and executive-level positions.




Women in Leadership Mentor Series

Connect and grow with other women in leadership by participating in the Women in Leadership Mentor Series. In these Zoom calls, you’ll hear directly from female leaders as they share effective practices and some of the lessons they have learned along the way. Learn about important topics such as: choosing a path of purpose, the value of mentorship, why networking is important, how you can lead during challenging times and more.

Upcoming Webinars

March 23, 2023

1-2 PM ET

Featuring Lisa Rogers, President/Chief Clinical Officer, Distinctive Living


Recent Webinars

Cultivate Your Support System

October 13, 2022

Featuring Cindy Baier, President & CEO, Brookdale

Cindy Baier led the Women in Leadership session in October 2022 to discuss the value of cultivating a support system.  Cindy talks about the importance about building a strong support system and how it can strengthen teams and individuals, boost productivity and help overcome challenges.


Promoting Diversity and Career Growth in the Workplace

November 17, 2022

Featuring Mercedes Kerr, President, Belmont Village Senior Living

Featuring Mercedes Kerr, President, Belmont Village Senior Living Mercedes Kerr led the November 2022 session, discussing the need for more diversity in senior living leadership. In this session, Mercedes Kerr President at Belmont Village Senior Living talks about strategies you can use to advance your career. She also spoke about ways you can promote growth within your company to create a more balanced, diverse leadership and why it matters.


How to be an Effective Leader

January 26, 2023
Featuring Esmerelda Lee, Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President, Century Park Associates

Esmerelda Lee, Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President, Century Park Associates talks about how to be an effective leader and contributing to the growth of others in our January discussion. She also discusses the challenges in the industry in regard to diversity in the workplace, work life balance, mental health, and engaging with the younger population coming into the industry workforce.


Successful Leadership

February 23, 2023
Featuring Danielle Morgan, President & Chief Operating Officer, Clearwater Senior Living

Danielle Morgan, President & Chief Operating Officer of Clearwater Senior Living led the February 2023 session, discussing the key qualities of a successful leader, balancing work and home life, and how to plan a career rather than simply work to keep a job.


Access Past Webinars

Visit our Resource Library to access recordings of past Women in Leadership Mentor Series webinars.

Women in Leadership Mentor Match
(Application is currently closed)

Study after study shows the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted working women far more than men. Women need professional support, especially those just starting their careers or changing professions. One valuable source of help is a strong, effective mentor. Mentors provide a great deal of guidance to women through the new and unprecedented challenges they confront.

This is why Argentum is excited to launch the Women in Leadership (WIL) Mentor Match Initiative. WIL’s Mentor Match Initiative is designed to provide this support for women in the senior living industry. When senior managers or executive directors—both women and men— are available on a one-to-one basis to regularly listen to younger women’s questions and concerns and to share their experiences and insights, women are more satisfied at work and more likely to have successful careers.

If you are interested in participating, complete the Mentee or Mentor match form in its entirety. Your answers will help us find your ideal match. While WIL’s Mentor Match Initiative lasts a finite time, we hope this program will foster many long-term relationships. Please be aware that a perfect match is not always possible when workings with such a diverse applicant pool, but the willingness and commitment from all participants will go a long way towards ensuring effective pairings and results.

Purpose of the Mentor Match

The WIL Mentor Match Initiative will match women in the senior living industry, who seek dynamic personal growth, with leaders who have achieved long-term successful careers in the senior living space. The program is designed to encourage dynamic personal and career growth through a series of guided quality discussions with other senior living professional women. This structured program that helps them expand their exposure to and knowledge of what it takes to meet their goals.


Mentor Match Structure

The WIL Mentor Match Initiative offers monthly virtual sessions that explore issues and opportunities facing senior living professionals today, such as Work/Life Integration, Strategic Networking, Political Savvy, Executive Presence, and Communication.

Who is a WIL Mentee

For a mentoring relationship to be truly successful, Mentees must be committed to the process, make a sincere effort to accurately convey to their mentors their situations and aspirations, and carefully evaluate the advice they receive. Mentees must also maintain a positive mindset and recognize that their Mentors will be most engaged and helpful if they are enthusiastic, forthright, and engaged in the process.

Who is a WIL Mentor

Mentoring is a cooperative partnership that works best if there is candor and honesty on both sides. The best mentors are good listeners, good questioners, and good strategic thinkers.  Mentors should be cheerleaders for their Mentees—providing encouragement, reassurance, and positive suggestions. To ensure that Mentees get the most out of the WIL Mentor Match Initiative, we encourage all qualified women in the senior living space to apply to be a Mentor. That way, WIL can ensure an excellent networking opportunity for both Mentees and Mentors.

Thanks for Your Support!

Thank you to Arena for their ongoing support of Argentum’s Women in Leadership initiative.

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