Sponsoring and Mentoring: Diversity in Thought
Generally speaking, mentors and sponsors have a tendency to support someone who is “like them.” They often do not think about reaching out to those who are different in race, culture, or gender because they are either unaware of the need or they fear the unknown.
Progressive organizations recognize that mentoring and sponsoring access has to be gained through an established process that provides opportunities for all employees to be supported and one that is sensitive to the unique needs of the protégés involved in diversity mentoring and sponsoring. Such needs include helping women and minorities find diverse mentors and sponsors and helping them understand how they can navigate successfully in a majority culture.
Diversity of thought is still an emerging field, but our panelists will help you understand what steps and actions leaders and managers can take to help aspiring leaders move through the ranks while also improving the thought diversity in their companies.
Judy Spires, Chairman & CEO, Kings Food Markets
Meg Major, Chief Content Editor, Stagnito Business Information, Progressive Grocer
Michele Murphy, Former EVP, HR/Corp. Communications, SUPERVALU, Inc.
Michael Byron, Senior Director, Supplier Diversity, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Meg Levene, Executive Vice-President, Advantage Solutions Northeast
$75 per person
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