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Making the Most of the Mentorship Economy

It’s never been harder to establish a connected, collaborative company culture. Business leaders are facing new workplace challenges over the past two years. Creative solutions are required to combat widespread turnover and increasingly disconnected workforces. No leader can single handedly dictate whether their employees are engaged in their current role. It’s important to focus on...

The DEI Success Measures You Haven’t Considered Yet

As we all know, the end of the year presents an opportunity for change. For many leaders, DEI can be that change they make for the better.  In fact, Glassdoor predicts that next year, employers will further prioritize DEI action and accountability. However, with only 37 percent of organizations reporting they feel confident that company...

Building a Mentorship Program: 3 Tips for Success

Sometimes, mentoring relationships form naturally. Pairs or groups of colleagues might find connections in their backgrounds, skill sets, and career ambitions in the normal course of their work. These individuals will benefit from the experiences and perspectives they share. In a perfect world, every member of your company would naturally find a mentor or mentors...

Measuring Up: 4 Ways to Measure DEI Success

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) might seem like a “soft science” where feelings and emotions reign supreme. DEI is, after all, a people-centered discipline. Nobody wants to be reduced to a number, but sometimes, focusing on the data and metrics can spur innovative strategies that foster a welcoming, inclusive environment. Companies and organizations spend about...

Making Time For Mentoring: 3 Things to Know

We’ve all got a million things to do. Juggling all of our work responsibilities, from preparing for meetings, responding to emails, and carrying out our daily projects, can seem daunting. Throw in the stressors and challenges of our personal lives, and we naturally have to push aside some tasks into the “I’ll get there when...

Mentoring 101: How to Engage as a Mentor Through Productive Listening

Community-driven mentorship may be a new concept for some, but we are here to break down the basics. In short, we believe in the practice and power of mentorship to help both underrepresented talent and professionals advance in their careers.  In its most basic of forms, community-driven mentorship is a conversation with someone “in the...

How Storytelling Can Foster Mentorship Connections

Strong connections are the foundation of a successful mentoring relationship.  Mutual respect is needed to move mentoring conversations from debate to dialogue. It takes trust, and personal identification to build a strong connection with another individual.  Building trust isn’t easy, but a good place to start is through storytelling. Mentors who share authentic, impactful stories...