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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...

The Role You Play: 4 Roles of Being a Mentor

Maya Angelou once said, “All great achievements require time.”  Simply put, Maya. This concept can also carry into mentorship: both in the practice of mentorship and the commitment it takes to effectively mentor an individual.  But where do you start? Mentorship can come in many shapes and sizes — and contrary to popular belief —...

GM Financial Teams Up with Mentor Spaces to Engage and Attract Underrepresented Professionals Through Mentorship

Transforming the Next Generation of Black & Latinx Leaders With a Leader in Auto Finance FORT WORTH, TEXAS, AUGUST 10, 2021 — GM Financial, wholly owned captive finance subsidiary of General Motors, is announcing a collaboration with Mentor Spaces, the leading community-driven mentorship platform for underrepresented talent, to help further scale their Diversity, Equity and...

Mentorship Throughout the Ages: Breaking Down the Generational Differences in Mentorship

High-performing teams often strike that special balance between veteran experience and youthful enthusiasm. There are countless examples in almost any walk of life. Many believe that bringing a puppy into a house with an older dog produces positive benefits for both pups; the young dog learns the ropes while the elder exhibits increased energy. Great...

Mentor Spaces Now Available on SAP® Store

Platform Delivers Scalable Mentorship Technology to Businesses that Use SAP® SuccessFactors® Solutions   DENVER, CO, AUGUST 3, 2021 —  Mentor Spaces today announced that its community-driven mentorship platform for underrepresented talent is now available on SAP® Store, the online marketplace for SAP and partner offerings. Mentor Spaces provides mentorship technology to businesses that use SAP® SuccessFactors®...

Mentor Spaces Raises $2.5MM to Advance the Careers of Underrepresented Talent Through the Power of Mentorship

The American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact Leads the Seed Round for the Largest Mentorship Community for Underrepresented Talent DENVER, CO, JULY 29, 2021 — Mentor Spaces, a community-driven mentorship platform helping companies scale their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, today announced it has raised $2.5MM in a seed round of funding....

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,...
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