Everybody in this world needs a mentor in their life. Yes, we believe so. But finding one can be a real struggle.
Questions like, ‘Who would like to mentor me?’ ‘Who can I ask?’ and ‘Where do I find mentors?’ often arise. If any of these thoughts have popped up, you’re not alone.
These questions are the reason why we started our mentorship program pilot this August, where we connected 12 mentors with 12 mentees. Our aim was to foster relationships that would inspire and engage both parties. The mentees could gain inspiration and concrete tips on how to advance in their own career journey, regardless of where they are in that journey at the moment. For mentors, this was a chance to learn something new about themselves. We believe in the power of giving, and that there’s nothing better than helping someone else out.
During our Mentor Kickoff meeting, we talked about how teaching something is often the best way to learn it. We weren’t looking for educators as our mentors necessarily, but people who could listen, be open-minded, share information, and reflect on their experiences as immigrants or as women in the industry. We were looking for genuinely nice people, not to forget powerhouses in their careers as well.
We’ll gather feedback from both parties in this process to continually improve. If you’re interested in becoming a mentor for our community members, feel free to send an email to email@example.com.
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