by Peter Tavernise, Corporate Affairs Director, Community Development
As a Cisco IT program manager, Vijay Nerella spends his workday in back-to-back meetings. Vijay’s team is responsible for ongoing IT programs that support the work of dozens of groups within Cisco. It’s a responsibility that requires constant communication and coordination. His Outlook calendar is blocked and booked daily.
Yet, in the middle of a typical meeting-intensive day, Vijay has a volunteer commitment: he is tutoring a 7th-grade student in algebra through a nonprofit organization called We Teach Science (WTS).
On Sunday, Americans will gather around their televisions to watch the biggest football game of the year. We’ll see teammates forge relationships on the field, work together, and take home the title. At work, we want our teams to succeed, too. We want our entry-level employees to make a big impact just like the rookie on our favorite team did. And we hope our senior executives lead as effectively as the veteran QB does. In fact, by studying leadership on the field, we can learn great strategies for leadership in the workplace.
Jordan Spite is learning to think of her passions as future career paths. “I now realize that there is a lot more you can do in your life than just one job,” said the middle schooler who recently attended Booz Allen Hamilton’s Make the Connection mentor program in partnership with Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital (GSCNC). The second event of a four-part platform designed to develop smart and capable young women, MTC inspires girls to think about personal and professional growth.
Do there seem to be an awful lot of twenty and thirtysomethings walking around your office these days? Millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. workforce—they passed Generation X in 2015, according to the Pew Research Center.
With so many Millennials in the workforce, developing their talent is important to every organization’s future. Here are a few tips on how to effectively mentor this unique generation.
At our global headquarters, Whirlpool Corporation is a proud sponsor of FIRST® Robotics, providing local teams with challenge grants, materials and supplies, including Gladiator® GarageWorks tool chests. Our employees also spend thousands of volunteer hours coaching and mentoring high school youth to encourage their interest in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as careers in manufacturing. In 2015, three area teams competed in the World FIRST Robotics Competition.
Few entrepreneurs start off with all of the right tools and resources to successfully launch and grow a business idea. Even fewer have the toolkit they need to shape businesses that impact the world. To address this need, SEED SPOT DC and Booz Allen Hamilton have forged a strategic partnership that combines SEED SPOT’s commitment to educate, accelerate, and invest in entrepreneurs creating solutions to social problems with Booz Allen’s century-long history of mentoring young innovators and devising global solutions for clients.
Amgen Rhode Island partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State to launch the first site-based mentoring program in Rhode Island. The program, called Beyond School Walls, brought 20 sixth graders from a local elementary school to Amgen for a 15-week program. Each of the 20 students was paired with a volunteer Amgen staff member, meeting every other Wednesday from November through June for one-to-one mentoring.
With: AT&T Aspire International Champion Ruth Agyei, Specialist, Business Administration
Q: What early influences motivated you to become involved with Aspire?
A: My first job was as a teacher. I think most teachers have a passion for giving back. I am no exception. Clearly, that passion influenced my decision to take on the role of AT&T Aspire Mentoring Academy in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia (EMEA) Regional Champion.
September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a good opportunity to reflect on the progress Latinas have made in the workplace. Compared to previous generations, today’s Latinas tend to be more educated, empowered, independent and comfortable putting themselves at the center of life decisions.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the workplace, where Latinas are making extraordinary advancements.
By Nicole Anderson, AVP, Social Innovation and President of the AT&T Foundation
We’re always looking for ways to link our philanthropy strategy with our technology, so enhancing our robust student mentoring initiative with an online mentoring program is an ideal fit. Working with leading non-profits and secure internet platforms, we’re able to connect our talented employees to students across the country virtually.