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How to Find a Mentor: Find the Community Right For You

Fresh out of college? Just started in a new role? Have a workplace issue that you want to discuss with someone who’s lived through this type of experience? These are all indicators that you may be looking for a mentor.  Mentors can come in all shapes and sizes. You don’t necessarily have to be a...

The New Way of Mentoring: Defining the Practice of Mentorship

To understand where the practice of mentorship began, we have to look back…way back. Fire up that imagination and think back to 3,000 years ago, in Ancient Greece — where many of our modern ideas on society, democracy and philosophy were born. Many believe that the practice of mentorship traces back to the character Mentor...

4 Reasons Why Mentorship Technology is a Must-Have in Today’s Environment

With more than $16 billion on the line, businesses have recognized that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategies must be an integral part of business objectives.  A recent study from the Kapor Center showed that the annual estimated cost to tech employers for turnover due to toxic work environments, including workplace culture and microaggressions, totals...

Three Reasons Why You Should Become a Mentor for Underrepresented Talent

Let’s face it — our current climate has made it incredibly difficult to connect with our peers.  Both COVID-19 and the current dialogue around systemic racism have amplified the need to connect early-career, isolated individuals who don’t know what they don’t know, with professionals in the know.  How to bridge that gap? By becoming a...

You Can’t Be Who You Can’t See: Mentorship As a Function of Experience

How many times have we heard the phrase, “there’s no replacement for experience”? Like most cliches, however, the phrase has become tired because it rings so true. Experience is often at the heart of being a mentor in a professional setting, and for good reason.  There’s no replacement — no college course, no TED Talk,...

The Top 6 Misconceptions of Mentorship

Many organizations believe that informal mentorship programs are enough.  In truth, while these programs represent a good start, truly cultivating a culture of mentorship is how organizations and employees can thrive.  However, this is just one common misconception about mentorship. Implementing the practice of mentorship within your business means confronting the misconceptions about mentorship that...