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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.



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At this moment, senior living is uniquely positioned to cultivate its majority-female workforce with targeted recruitment; clear equity and inclusion policies; and a culture that welcomes, celebrates, and supports women at all levels.”

—James Balda, Argentum President & CEO


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.

September 15, 2022

Featuring Zeta Smith, CEO, North America Seniors, Sodexo


Thursday, October 13, 2022

Featuring Cindy Baier, President & CEO, Brookdale


Recent Webinars

Founding Companies — Path of Purpose

April 28, 2022 | 1 PM ET

Speaker: Sarah Hoit, Chief Social Impact Officer, BioVie Inc.


Story of Mentorship to the Top

May 26, 2022 | 1 pm ET

Speaker: Collette Gray, President and Chief Executive Officer, Integral Senior Living and Solstice Senior Living


Leading with Passion, Purpose, and Perseverance

June 23, 2022 | 1 PM ET

Speaker: Lynne Katzmann, Founder and CEO, Juniper Communities


August 4, 2022

Featuring Tana Gall, President, Merrill Gardens and Dan Madsen, Chairman and CEO, Leisure Care


NEW! Women in Leadership Mentor Match

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.


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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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