PWA Mentoring Program



To enable each participant to maximize her potential and fully contribute to the organization and the world.

Who is a MENTEE?

A mentee is a woman who seeks to learn and grow from a recurring relationship with a mentor who has experiences and skills that the mentee wishes to learn and develop.

Who is a MENTOR?

A Mentor is a woman with expertise who can help to develop the career/business of a mentee.  The mentor guides, advises, and promotes the career/business development of the mentee.


Give your mentee your BEST:

Believe in her

Encourage her

Share with her

Trust her


What's included?

A welcoming gathering with mentors and mentees to introduce each other and answer any questions.

Additional gatherings throughout the year to check in and get feedback about how everyone is doing.

Mentees and Mentors set their schedules between themselves.  They are encouraged to meet a minimum of once a month throughout the year.


Click HERE for additional information.

Click HERE for the Mentee application.

Click HERE for the Mentor application.

2020 Mentors



Phyllis Jaudes

Phyllis Jaudes serves as Senior Conflicts and Ethics Counsel to the law firm of Husch Blackwell LLP.  She counsels the firm’s attorneys on complex ethics and conflicts of interest issues, resolving concerns so the firm can continue to provide exceptional service to clients. Relying on experience gained over 20 years of representing lawyers and law firms, Phyllis advises and trains the firm’s attorneys and staff -- and provides creative problem-solving -- on a variety of ethical concerns. These include conflicts of interest, confidentiality and attorney-client privilege, client intake, agreements with clients, fiduciary and other duties to clients, risk management, joint representations, multijurisdictional practice, communications with courts and third parties, and attorney advertising. In her previous private practice, Phyllis represented lawyers and all sizes of law firms, defending professional liability cases, developing manuals for firms to use regarding engagement agreements and ethical issues, consulting on process improvements relating to ethics, providing ethics training to attorneys and staff, and advising on all aspects of lawyers’ ethical duties to their clients.



Patricia Katzfey

Patricia Katzfey is a licensed Career Counselor in private practice and Assistant Director of Career Development at Washington University in St. Louis. Ms. Katzfey holds an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and an M.Ed. from the University of Missouri, St. Louis in Community Counseling. Additionally, she is an adjunct at Webster University in their graduate counseling program. Her professional focus is specifically with people in career and lifestyle transition. Outside her professional pursuits, she enjoys her family, outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, pickleball, hiking, and travel.





Nadine Kouba

Dr. Nadine Kouba has presented workshops, consulted and coached individuals all over the United States as well as globally in the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East and Europe. She also held executive positions in organization development, learning and talent development in several large corporations prior to creating Kouba Coaching, LLC. With extensive business expertise spanning seven different industries, as well as, government, education and not for profit, Nadine brings a powerful mix of strategy, empathy and real-world insights to her client engagements. Her passion is to add value whether she is coaching or consulting. Throughout her career, Dr. Nadine Kouba has worked with leaders at all levels. Her experience includes executive and individual contributor coaching, intact leadership team development, as well as, succession planning and leadership program development and facilitation. Based on her over thirty years of business experience, Nadine brings a thoughtful approach to her coaching. She helps the client surface their goals, and then create and work an action plan that achieves their desired results – solving a business problem, handling a people issue, developing personal leadership, executive presence, transitioning into a new role or planning their career. Nadine earned a Ph.D. in Education - Higher Education Leadership from St. Louis University and is also a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas Executive and Professional Coaching program. She is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC).