Knowledge, Networks and Empathy: A Conversation about Mentorship and Race
The generic benefits of mentorship are well-known. Being mentored and mentoring boost career advancement and compensation and strengthen professional networks. In male-dominated industries, mentorship can be an important strategy for overcoming the isolation of being a minority in the workplace.
For women who are marginalized not only by their gender but by race, ethnicity or other biases, getting a mentor and being a mentor takes on a greater urgency. To kick off the 2021 season of its National Mentorship Program, WCT will host a conversation about mentorship and race among four active participants in the program. They will share their professional experiences and the role that mentoring has played in their career development. We will also explore new ways that the National Mentorship Program can be improved to better meet the needs of our whole community including racialized women. You, too, can be part of this important conversation.
When: October 27, 2020 1-2 p.m.
Panelists: Chantelle Slater Shaw, Director, HR Systems, Rogers Communications
Martha Troian, Freelance journalist
Kaylea Kray-Domingo, Research and Communications Officer, BC Green Caucus
Ugochi Nwabueze, Senior Technology Consultant, TELUS
Moderator: Sangita Patel, ET Canada, Corus
Opening Remarks: Cheryl Fullerton, Executive Vice-President, Corus
The WCT National Mentorship Program is sponsored by CORUS.
This event is offered free to the WCT community, members and non-members.