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Southern Oregon University

Seminar: Empowerment Through Mentoring

Stop waiting – a wonderful mentor relationship isn’t going to materialize out of the blue. Good mentoring is a product of knowing what you want, and putting the time into developing the relationship. Are you ready for more self-awareness, maximizing your potential, and becoming the person you have always wanted to be? Then it is time to consciously develop a mentor relationship in your life. Gain insight into how to prepare yourself to initiate, nurture and grow a mentorship experience. Leave with clarity on mentoring as a process and how to make it happen in ways that will take you the new directions you want to go.


Tina Miller brings over 10 years of experience in accounting as a licensed CPA who has worked in both public accounting and industry. She currently serves as Director of Accounting for Lithia Motors, the ninth largest automotive retailer in the United States and a publically traded company on the NYSE. In this role, she is responsible for the consolidation of the company’s financial results, external financial statement reporting and managing the daily accounting for certain management entities. Tina has been with Lithia Motors since June 2005 and prior to that worked for Ernst & Young in San Jose, California.

Anika Hedstrom is a senior financial analyst with 10 years of experience in both private and public industry finance. After completing her MBA with high honors, she was recruited by a Fortune 5 company for their elite Finance Development Program. This sent her on both domestic and international assignments with CFO level exposure. She developed expertise in banking and money markets, internal controls and compliance, financial forecasts & earnings, and physical and financial commodity trading. Anika recently chose to return to her Oregon roots and pursue her passion, which is engaging, educating and empowering women in their financial decisions.She is a Senior Financial Analyst and Advisor for SkyOak Financial.