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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...

Employer Branding: Leveraging DEI Efforts to Enhance Your Corporate Brand

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts are no longer just a box to check for corporations and workplaces. How a company approaches DEI has a huge impact on how the brand is viewed by potential clients, current employees and prospective talent. Providing opportunities to underserved populations — particularly Black professionals — is more than just...

Mentor Spaces Wins Gold at the 2021 Edison Awards for Innovative Mentorship Platform

Largest Mentorship Community for Underrepresented Talent Recognized in Exclusive List of Business Innovations DENVER, CO, APRIL 28, 2021 — Mentor Spaces, a community-driven mentorship platform helping companies scale their diversity and inclusion efforts, today announced it has been awarded the Gold Edison Award for its innovative mentorship platform. Named after Thomas Alva Edison, the Edison...

Creating a Culture of Mentorship

Creating a culture of mentorship may sound easy in theory, however, many companies struggle to put the concept into practice. While studies show that more than 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies have mentorship programs, less than half of employees say they have one or more mentors in their life currently. This shows a clear...