Session: Why traditional mentoring programs fail to bridge the diversity gap?
During my session, I will be looking at traditional mentoring programs and how in most cases they are designed to fail before even launched. Often providing a mentoring program is part of a tick box exercise or a nice to have within a company or community. Perhaps even a bit of an "everyone is doing it, so should we" approach. Instead of considering the purpose and objectives of offering a mentoring program. We will look at a few ways you can offer a truly inclusive mentoring program to your community or employees.
- 1. Create a mentoring culture that drives inclusion
- 2. Build an effective mentoring program that builds equity
- 3. Develop cultural competencies through mentoring
CEO & Co-founder of Mentorjam, a business dedicated to improving diversity and fostering equity and inclusivity through Mentoring and Community building. During my 23 years in International HR, my goal has always been to build diverse environments where people-first cultures can thrive and flourish. I now dedicate my life to giving others the opportunity to experience the power of mentoring and community building.