Mentoring

Mentoring Matters: Pour Wisdom Into Others

By Monique Collins
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Every now and then, everyone gets stuck at a fork in the road, and the path forward is unclear. For me, it happened when I was 21 and had been working in retail for three years. At the time, I was an Operations and Staffing Manager, but felt there was more for me to do.

Fortunately, my manager encouraged me to follow my dream of getting a college degree. She coached me through interviews and provided the support I needed to make a change – or, in other words, she mentored me.

The Gift of Mentorship is Helping to Change Lives

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Once a month, Comcast employee Steven Greene gets in his car and drives two hours to have lunch with 16-year-old Micah, a student he mentors at our company’s Jacksonville, Fla. regional office. He doesn’t mind the drive, and December’s meeting was especially worth it – he got to witness Micah’s big smile when he was gifted a free iPad. “Surprises like this are what make the commitment even more special,” Steven said.

Welcome to Season 2 of the Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast ft. David Shapiro, MENTOR

The Mentoring Movement: Stand for Something, Stand with Someone
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Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly begins season 2 of Pro Bono Perspectives with a call to turn our aspirations into plans and impact. She introduces the first guest of the season, MENTOR CEO David Shapiro, and other upcoming guests who are changing lives for the better, including PwC Responsible Business Leader Jeff Senne and VeraWorks President & Founder and job purposing pioneer Bea Boccalandro.

How Bacardi Aims to Shatter the Glass Ceiling

Spirits company launches mentoring program to cultivate female leadership.
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By Michael Woodward Ph.D.

The glass ceiling has slowly been cracking for years, but it is far from shattered. The 2019 Women in the Workplace report from McKinsey and Company found that women occupy only 21 percent of executive roles in the C-suite with just under 30 percent representation in vice president and senior vice president roles. Although there has been progress in the last five years, there is still a lot of work to be done.

Smithfield Foods Supports TeamMates Mentoring Program with $50,000 Donation

Company’s ninth year of partnership to benefit youth in Crete, Nebraska
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CRETE, Neb., October 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., has announced the ninth consecutive year of partnership with TeamMates, a mentoring program serving local middle and high school students in Crete, Nebraska.

A Brand Built With Heart & Soul: Taking a Look Inside Justin’s

By Ethan Watters
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“When you name your brand after yourself, you can never have a bad day,” said Justin Gold, founder of Justin’s, a company known for its naturally delicious nut butters and organic nut butter cups. “You've got to bring your best every day, which is inspiring and awesome, and also exhausting.”

Supporting 500 Students and Closing the Mentoring Gap

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One in three young people grows up without a mentor outside their family. Dr. Derald Davis, assistant superintendent, Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS), refers to this as the mentoring gap in America. 

Hallmark aimed to impact that gap in urban education in 2018 by launching Lunch Buddies to connect students to a support system. Nearly 30 Hallmark employees of varying backgrounds acted as mentors during the lunch hour to provide guidance, encouragement and friendship to elementary school students. 

Moody's Mentors Making a Difference

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Posted from Moody's 2017 CSR Report

In 2014, our New York–based Multicultural Employee Resource Group (MERG) observed that young men of color were falling behind in the classroom. Our employees couldn’t stand by and watch the students lose their opportunity to learn, because a good education is the foundation for a better future.

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, our New York MERG created Bridging the Gap, a mentorship program to help young men of color reach their potential.

Symantec Herndon Employees Making a Difference Through Mentoring

by Linda Hirsch, Principal Service Delivery Manager, Symantec Cyber Security Services
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Entering into the corporate world as a new professional can be daunting. The workplace, while exciting and rewarding, has opportunities and challenges to navigate at every turn – how to communicate, collaborate, negotiate, network effectively – how to navigate challenging or difficult situations. For many, you may have had a glimpse into professional life through a role model, be it a parent, relative, friend or professor. 

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