This week, OSI Director, Danielle Torain, along with OSI Baltimore Advisory Board member Nupur Parekh Flynn and 2019 Community fellow Janet Glover-Kerkvliet (click here for information on her program, Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group), and 2017 Community Fellow Shantell Roberts (click here to learn more about her program, Touching Young Lives) were all honored as part of the Daily Record’s “Maryland’s Top 100 Women.”
In an interview on the Daily Record website, Torain talked about what advice she would give to younger generations:
How do you define mentoring and what steps do you take to ensure it is a priority and just part of your job duties?
I personally work to ensure that mentorship is a priority and just part of my job duties by intentionally centering a genuine investment in the growth, development and success of each of my team members as a core and driving management principle that guides my own day-to-day practice and approach to leading my team and organization.
What advice can you share to help impact not only the younger generation but also the women who are trying to grow in their careers and create positive change?
My best advice is to focus on being the best and most authentic “you” as possible and let everything in your leadership flow from that space of personal awareness, acknowledgment, confidence and understanding. Take time to learn your divinely appointed gifts, passions and purpose, and consistently take time to hone and nurture them. Focus on how your gifts can serve others and benefit the world.
Each year, an outside panel of judges consisting of business professionals and past winners from across the state select the Top 100 Women. Candidates are selected from hundreds of nominations for their professional achievements, community leadership and mentoring.