Last week, VMLY&R Global Chief Creative Officer Debbi Vandeven participated in a special mentorship program - the Fortune - U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership, supported by Vital Voices. This initiative connects talented, emerging women leaders from across the world with members of Fortune's Most Powerful Women. Debbi's mentee is Catalina Alvarez, whose company Selva Nevada makes ice cream using indigenous ingredients. Catalina spent the week being introduced to the New York City office; participating in client meetings; developing her company's marketing strategy; and spending one - on - one time with Debbi to discuss personal growth, building leadership skills, and everything in between. Catalina will continue to stay connected to VMLY&R Bogota when she returns home to Colombia.