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Fort Stewart kicks off Female Mentorship Program

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FORT STEWART (WTOC) -

Female soldiers at Fort Stewart are getting the chance to learn from other females with the kick-off of the Female Mentorship Program.

The program will provide female soldiers with the opportunity to expand their mentor base by connecting them with senior army female leaders and local community resources.

Col. Diane Pannes, the project officer, explained that female soldiers are challenged with isolation.

"We don't cross paths, we don't network," explained Pannes. "If we didn't have events like this, we would never meet each other, and we do have issues that are unique as females and the only people who can understand and the only people that can help are other females."

With the new mentorship program, females will meet on the brigade level once a month.

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