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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...

Social Innovation Summit Webinar: Normalizing Black Wealth and Black Unicorns

Chris Motley, Founder and CEO, Mentor Spaces, spoke alongside Mark Wilkins, Managing Director of UBS, Baron Davis, Founder of Baron Davis Enterprises, Henry Hipps, Deputy Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Kori Hale, CEO of CultureBanx, Monique Idlett-Mosley, Founder & Managing Partner of Reign Ventures and Mel Ochoa, COO of Landmark Ventures, to...

Mentor Spaces Hires New Community Manager

The MentorSpaces Team is thrilled to introduce Sasha Banks as the team’s new Community Manager. To introduce Sasha to the MentorSpaces audience we asked her a few questions about her new role, past experiences, and what she likes to do with her time away from her desk. Why did you choose to join the Mentor...

Mentor Spaces Named 2020 Innovator to Watch by Jobs for the Future

Mentor Spaces Recognized for Transformative Innovation, Inspiring Founder, and Team DENVER, CO / Septemeber 29, 2020 / Mentor Spaces, a virtual mentorship platform that helps companies scale their diversity and inclusion efforts, today announced Jobs for the Future (JFF) recognized Mentor Spaces as an Innovator to Watch in the Career Navigation Technology 2020 market scan. Mentor Spaces is among a select...

4 Diversity Training Methods Worth Implementing

Inclusive hiring practices are the first step towards creating a diverse workplace. To foster an inclusive culture, every organization needs diversity training. The good news is that many organizations understand this need. What’s the bad news? Often, the approaches used are out of date and have limited value. How can your company provide effective diversity...

The Story of The Whether -> Mentor Spaces

They say sometimes you have to take the wrong turn to end up in the right place. I feel like, as a company, we are exactly where we need to be at the perfect moment in time. We are ready to help fulfill our vision to make all workplaces diverse, inclusive and equitable while advancing...

3 Steps to Reduce Bias in Your Minority Hiring Practices and Boost Workplace Diversity

With such an intense focus on diversity from some of the smartest, most adaptable, cash-rich, and influential companies in the world, one has to take a step back and analyze why a solid D&I strategy continues to evade them. There are plenty of credible studies and resources about why diversity and inclusion should be considered...

4 Ways Gen-Z Will Change Company Culture

This article was originally published by Entrepreneur.com and features The Whether CEO, Chris Motley.Written by Deep Patel. Move over, 9-to-5ers — an alternative working model is on the rise. According to a survey by Upwork and the Freelancers Union, the freelance economy now includes 55 million Americans (35 percent of the total U.S. workforce). We...
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