The Power of Mentorship
January 28, 2024
January marks Mentoring Month. In a diverse country like Canada, mentorship becomes a crucial bridge for newcomers seeking assistance in carving out their career paths or settling into their new educational endeavors. A mentor can be a source of insight and feedback, aiding you in navigating the challenges of your journey. Mentors not only encourage mentees to seek out experiences that push their boundaries but also provide guidance, support and consistency.
Finding a Mentor
If formal mentorship programs are not accessible, various avenues can still lead to valuable mentorship connections. Local libraries often provide resources on mentorship, including books and information about volunteer opportunities. Being open about your story and aspirations can also lead to unexpected mentorship opportunities within your community.
For women seeking mentors in science, technology, or entrepreneurship, there are specialized resources available, including the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SWIST). Additionally, Employment Services at WorkBC centers offer a range of programs, including job coaching, customized employment support, unpaid work experience opportunities, and entrepreneurial coaching.