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Diversity & Inclusion Mentoring Workshop - Heather Newman and Karuana Gatimu ESPC 2019

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From the European SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure Conference - Karuana and Heather will discuss the benefits of both being and having a mentor. Having an outside eye to your career from both perspectives is crucial to your growth. Anyone who’s ever participated in mentoring will tell you that, “We learn when we teach and we teach when we learn.” We’ll look at how to choose a mentor and how to sign up to get one via the Community Mentors Tribute App that is a part of the Microsoft Tech Community.

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Diversity & Inclusion Mentoring Workshop - Heather Newman and Karuana Gatimu ESPC 2019

  1. 1. Diversity and Inclusion Workshop - Mentorship KARUANA GATIMU DIRECTOR, CUSTOMER ADVOCACY GROUP MICROSOFT TEAMS ENGINEERING, USA HEATHER NEWMAN CMO, CONTENT PANDA, USA
  2. 2. ESCP 2019 - Mentorship 3
  3. 3. We are always learning from each other. All of us, no matter what stage in our careers have an opportunity to be and have a mentor or a coach. 4
  4. 4. Providing motivation and inspiration to help your mentee expand and fulfill their potential. 5
  5. 5. Trusted Advisor At its core, being a mentor is being a trusted advisor. A mentor/mentee relationship can last for years, or it can last one coffee date. It can be when someone needs help working through a specific problem -- such as a career transition or a problem with a coworker or manager. • Make yourself available to support and advise when needed • Deliver support in a way that makes sense to them • Always, always keep that person's best interests in mind • Be willing to provide mentorship on a specific topic or skill
  6. 6. Peer Mentor Peer mentors are part of what some organizations call “the buddy system”. This could be a part of Human Resources for job onboarding or a person in the beginning stages of their career. During the first 90 days of a new job a peer mentor can help with someone settling into a new role or job, and reduce the learning curve. • Help with specific skills, technology or systems • Help with working toward specific goals or metrics • Help by sharing institutional knowledge e.g. “the lay of the land”
  7. 7. Career Mentor Career mentors and mentees are usually at the same company with one person being senior to the other. The purpose of a career mentor is to give guidance for career path, be an advocate and a trusted guide. They also help a mentee with both short term and long term goals for their roles married to the company’s overall bigger picture goals. • Volunteer systems work best for career mentors rather than mandates • Bake career mentorship into the corporate culture with both mentors and mentees on all levels in a democratic way • 360 reviews and scorecard reviews and understanding the importance of processes and programs can also be included here
  8. 8. Life Mentor Life mentors are usually someone outside your workplace, who can give insight and objectivity to a mentee when they are facing challenges, career changes. • Look for someone who is in your same industry but not your company • Look for someone who has similar experience but maybe is senior to you • Having more than one life mentor for the different aspects of your life gives you more perspectives on any given situation
  9. 9. How to be a Great Mentor Remember that every mentor/mentee relationship is different regarding style, time commitment, and approach. Below are some questions to ask as you enter into a mentorship. • What expectations are there on both sides for: accountability, one on one time, and commitment • Set up, agree upon and communicate what success looks like for the mentee • Participate in active listening, knowing when to give and when to wait to give advice • Never assume anything about your mentee always ask • Share your mistakes, learnings and achievements • Look for classes, opportunities, and connections for your mentee
  10. 10. How to be a Great Mentee Remember that every mentor/mentee relationship is different regarding style, time commitment, and approach. Below are some questions to ask as you enter into a mentorship. • Think about what you are looking for and what type of mentor • Ask to set up, agree upon and communicate what success looks like for this relationship • Establish the cadence for your initial chats and check-on this as you go • Be on-time, prepare your questions or a topic for each meeting, do your homework • Ask your mentor to look for classes, opportunities, and connections for your mentee
  11. 11. HEADLINE TITLE TEXT NOTE: You will need to be a member of the Humans of IT Community and use your Tech Community login credentials to access the Tribute app. If you are not currently a HoIT member, the app will prompt you to join our community before you can proceed with setting up your mentorship profile in the mobile app.
  12. 12. Mentorship Resources Mentorship is a lifelong process of learning, all the great coaches in the world all have coaches or mentors. • 7 Steps to Establish a Successful Sales Mentorship Program - https://blog.hubspot.com/sales/sales- mentorship-program • One Minute Mentoring by Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BBP ZIA4/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb

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