Mentoring Program Helps Women Leaders Across the Globe

For the second consecutive year, UnitedHealthcare Chief Marketing and Experience Officer Tami Reller is serving as a mentor in the Fortune® – U.S. Department of State Global Women's Mentoring Partnership. 

Akshi Khandelwal Bhutani, founder, director and chief executive officer of Butterfly Ayurveda in New Delhi, India, participated in the program and, after spending time in Washington, D.C., traveled to Minnesota to begin her customized mentorship with Tami and other leaders from across UnitedHealthcare to address business challenges and pursue professional interests. 

“I had great mentors early in my career and now I think it's important to pay it forward,” Tami said. “You can learn so much as a mentee and as a mentor. Everyone benefits when people are willing to share their time, experiences, leadership philosophies, networks and advice.” 

During her time with UnitedHealth Group, Akshi had a jam-packed agenda which she says helped strengthen her financial and data acumen, expand her digital marketing and brand strategy skills, explore recruiting and hiring best practices and improve her time management skills and personal brand development. She even got a chance to attend the final game of the men’s college basketball championship because a generous UnitedHealthcare employee offered her an extra ticket. Akshi was particularly impressed with Our United Culture, and said she’ll apply her experiences from the program to her company, her work and her life when she returns to New Delhi.