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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...

Mentor Spaces Joins Forces With INROADS to Positively Impact Underrepresented Talent and Scale Virtual Group Mentorship

Mentor Spaces Now Powers the Largest Mentorship Community for Underrepresented Talent (Denver, CO, FEBRUARY 25, 2021) — Mentor Spaces, a virtual group mentorship platform that helps companies scale their diversity and inclusion efforts, today announced a partnership with INROADS, the nation’s largest nonprofit source of paid internships for diverse, high-performing, undergraduate students. With INROADS supporting...

Mentor Spaces Teams Up With National Black MBA Association for Virtual Group Mentorship

Strategic Partnership Provides Mentorship to 20,000 Black Professionals  (Denver, CO, JANUARY 21, 2021) — Mentor Spaces, a virtual group mentorship platform that helps companies scale their diversity and inclusion efforts, today announced a strategic partnership with the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA®) to support more than 20,000 members with virtual group mentorship on the Mentor...

Mentor Spaces Named to Inc.’s Inaugural Best in Business List

Mentor Spaces Awarded Bronze Medal in the ‘Lean and Mean’ Category (Denver, CO, DECEMBER 9, 2020) — Mentor Spaces, a virtual group mentorship platform that helps companies scale their diversity and inclusion efforts, today announced it has been named to Inc.’s inaugural Best in Business list in the Lean and Mean under $5 million category....

Mentor Spaces Joins Inaugural Techstars Workforce Development Accelerator

Virtual Mentorship Platform One of Ten Companies in Techstars Program (Denver, CO, NOVEMBER 2, 2020) — Mentor Spaces, a virtual mentorship platform that helps companies scale their diversity and inclusion efforts, today announced it has been selected to join the inaugural Workforce Development Accelerator program from Techstars, the global platform for innovation and investment, in...

Creating Authentic Conversations with NAAAHR

Mentorship is all about authenticity. While these types of relationships are created by serendipitous conversations, authenticity is the baseline to a successful mentorship relationship.  Here at Mentor Spaces, we pride ourselves on being authentic. We are authentic in our conversations, in the way we present ourselves to the world, and in the partnerships that we...

Mentor Spaces Partners with National Association of African Americans in Human Resources to Cultivate Underrepresented Talent

Mentor Spaces to Provide Mentorship Opportunities for Black HR Professionals (Denver, CO, October 7, 2020) — Mentor Spaces, a virtual mentorship platform that helps companies scale their diversity and inclusion efforts, announced today a partnership with the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) to support Black professionals working in human resources and...

Lack of Accessibility Creates a “Limited Pool of Black Talent”

By Sasha Banks This week, Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf, named “a very limited pool of Black talent” as the cause for the company’s absence of diversity. Without the proper context, the remark stifles actionable progress because it does not do the generative work of simply asking, “why?” While data does reflect Scharf’s statement, an...
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