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Workplace Diversity
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Professional Possibilities Are Revealed Through Exploration Conversations

Mentoring and Navigating the Path Forward to Growth & Success Life is a journey! A constant search for growth and success. We learn by observing people with more experience, maturity, and usually in a position of authority. We look to role models who have arrived at a certain point in their lives that we’d like...
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Kicking Off A Mentoring Relationship With Awareness Conversations

Having an open and honest conversation in tandem keeps balance and puts the other person at ease. Uncovering interests and shared experiences builds a common ground of understanding and familiarity between a mentor and mentee. Joint participation and contribution demonstrate that both parties are invested and become the springboard for respectful and productive discussion. 

Take Action With DEI: What Employees Can Do to Help Companies Meet Goals

Employees can play an active role in helping organizations honor their commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  “The Great Resignation” is real.  For leaders, talent retention has risen to the top of the priority list. Company leaders across departments are responsible for setting a culture that creates happy, empowered colleagues – one that offers an...
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Three Mentoring Conversations

The Importance of Conversation Meaningful conversations are essential for creating trust and building rapport in a mentoring relationship. Getting to know each other can only be accomplished by asking questions and practicing active listening skills. Effective communication helps bring about new ideas and developments, as new pathways come to life. In short, discovery and learning...

Are You a “Give & Getter” Mentor?

Mid-career professionals driven by growth and the desire to give back can provide value for others – and themselves – through the community-driven mentorship. When you think of mentorship, what do you think of? Is it a top-down, one-to-one relationship based on the company hierarchy? Traditional mentorship consisted of something like this – you strictly...

Making the Most of the Mentorship Economy

It’s never been harder to establish a connected, collaborative company culture. Business leaders are facing new workplace challenges over the past two years. Creative solutions are required to combat widespread turnover and increasingly disconnected workforces. No leader can single handedly dictate whether their employees are engaged in their current role. It’s important to focus on...

Measuring Up: 4 Ways to Measure DEI Success

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) might seem like a “soft science” where feelings and emotions reign supreme. DEI is, after all, a people-centered discipline. Nobody wants to be reduced to a number, but sometimes, focusing on the data and metrics can spur innovative strategies that foster a welcoming, inclusive environment. Companies and organizations spend about...

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...

What Job Can You Hire Mentorship Technology To Do?

Crossing off a to-do or checking a box can come with a certain satisfaction, but what many still need to ask is, “Did I achieve my desired outcome?” Or better yet, “Could I have gotten the job done better, cheaper, or faster with a different tool or resource?” Clayton Christensen, the late author of The...

How ERGs Can Give Underrepresented Talent A Voice

Our current climate, with a global pandemic alongside the growing Black Lives Matter movement, has made companies realize that the workplace isn’t just someplace you go to do your job each day. It is a place to form and grow both personal and professional relationships and allows like-minded individuals to connect in ways that they...

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...

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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