Julie Kantor

“The people who mentor at your company are the people who drive retention and a sense of belonging at your company," says Julie Kantor, a serial entrepreneur + workforce development veteran with a deep passion for standing up sustainable mentoring initiatives for corporations, associations, and universities. Whether in a boardroom with executives or working with collaborative teams, Julie instills excitement, inspires commitment, & demonstrates an unwavering drive to succeed. She has provided dynamic mentoring-in-a-box services to world-class companies in many sectors and organizations like Verizon Wireless, Anthem Insurance, NYU Office of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Marriott International, SHRM, MITRE, ASAE and more. As a sought-after keynote speaker, trainer & connector, Julie is well networked to the national community of top business, academic, non-profit, & government leaders. Julie served as 20 year Executive Director of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), led the formation of Million Women Mentors, Co-Chaired Leadership Greater Washington's Signature Program, and sits on the national Board of Directors of Active Minds and Women's Business Collaborative Leadership Council. Honored by The Obama White House for her 20-year career in entrepreneurship education, Julie was recognized by SmartCEO ("15 Leaders We Admire"). Julie has been featured on, Washington Post, Washington Bus. Journal, Chronicle of Philanthropy,, and AT&T Women Who Inspire. Julie is also the author of "I Said Yes: Youth Entrepreneurship in America’s Schools" (Gazelles Publishing), The Mentor Roadtrip™ Action Guide, and has her next feature book on the business case for mentoring being published in 2020. She lives in Boca Raton, FL with her husband Marc, daughter, and 10-lb Havanese Naomi. She loves strong coffee, karaoke, global travel, and spending time with her girlfriends and extended family.