In the Harvard Business Review article (Vineet Chopra, MD, and Sanjay Saint, MD; March 29 2017), the authors write "Given how important mentoring is, there’s surprisingly limited guidance about how to become a good mentor." And there's less information about how to be a good mentee. Complicating matters is that women are 24% less likely than men to receive advice from senior leaders and that number has decreased since the #MeToo movement. And 62% of women of color say the lack of an influential mentor holds them back. (www.leanin.org)
In this July D.C. Swap, learn about the benefits of being a mentor, the advantages of being a mentee, and how to create a win-win relationship. You will walk away with a better understanding of how a mentor program can benefit your organization. Speakers Ana Reyes, Special Initiatives Manager, and Selvon Malcom Waldron, Director of Student Services, both at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, also will identify steps to launch a mentor program at your association.
About the Speakers
Ana Reyes currently co-directs a mentorship program that pairs up immigrant professionals and college-bound students with mentors to help build their professional networks and career opportunities. As the Special Initiatives Manager at the Carlos Rosario School, Ana works to advance opportunities for the D.C. immigrant community through adult education. Previously, she worked in research and development at the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Smithsonian Institution. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Maryland at College Park; and an M.A. in Latin American and Latino studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
As the founder of Mentor POST, a mentorship and charisma development program for college-aged immigrants and youth of color, Selvon Malcolm Waldron has managed $40 million in federal and local government funds in support of human development and education programs. He currently the Director of Student Services programs at Carlos Rosario School where he leads a team focused on student life, employability, case management and exposing thousands of D.C. immigrants to college and careers. He earned both his BBA in Management and his MBA with a concentration in International Business from the University of the District of Columbia.
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