What's something you have gained from having or being a mentor?
Mentorship embodies the spirit of “Each one teach one." It's a relationship based on trust and an equal exchange of learning and growth. Here is what the EQ community has learned from mentoring others or being mentored:
"From having a mentor, I have had a safe place to go when I need help with thinking through current and next steps with my business. It's always nice to know that I have people on my side." - Sylvia
"Mentoring the younger generation of future leaders coming up behind us and seeing how they think gives me hope. Among them: 1) the diversity and regard for a wide range of identities, backgrounds, and lifestyles; 2) the unwillingness to subscribe to traditional corporate values that cause harm; 3) prioritization of their own wellbeing and care for the planet. Most of the Millennial and Gen Z folks I've worked with have been socially-conscious in ways far beyond what I remember of my peer group at their age, and I admire them for that." - Jesyka
Have you benefited from mentorship? Share your learnings here
🧠 Creative Thinking Tools
This Creative Thinking Tools poster provides valuable prompts for generating ideas or exploring a new perspectives. Download it here.
How does life at a startup compare with working at a big corporate?
"Both have challenges, it is about what's right for you and your career. Start up/scale up environments have typically provided me with a level of influence and challenge that I truly appreciate." - Rocki
"I've been a part of all three environments. And as I've grown more aware of what I value most from workplace cultures, leadership and my own personal passion for purposeful work-- I believe start-up and scale up companies would be better for me. It seems more difficult to achieve all of those things in a real, tangible way within larger billion dollar corporations." - Denise
What 3 qualities do you need to be an entrepreneur?
"Versatility, resilience, humility" - Rashneen
"Courtesy, Caring & Consideration" - NanaQwasy
What do you think it takes to start a business? Share here
FEATURED MEMBERS & BUSINESSES
Renada, HR Professional & EQ Moderator
Renada has a passion for Internal Mobility and DEI within Talent Acquisition. She moderates the Career Development topic on EQ and has been posting many helpful resources for individuals and companies alike. Here are a few highlights:
Cassandra has a degree in biochemistry and worked for UTC. Her husband is a software developer and works for Amazon. They did not want race or society to control or shape their children's education or future. So she created a learning app where kids will have fun while learning, and where they will see characters they can relate to.
Oullah is an early learning program that encourages an interest in Science, Technology, Economics, and Math all while exploring Africa and African diaspora culture. Check it out oullah.com or get in touch with Cassandra for more details.
Earlier this week, England lost to Italy in soccer's European Championship Final on penalty kicks. Why is this relevant to the EQ Community? Read more in the community, in the US press, or in the UK press.
🤯 How do you invest in your mental wealth?
Perhaps it's not a surprise that meditation is high on the list. Read about many other great ideas from the EQ community here.
Learning to code
Andre recommended a helpful resource called Reskill Americans, a organization affiliated with Microsoft featuring a course designed for people of color interested in entering the tech workforce.Access it here
🍿 FEATURED EVENTS🍿
🗓 The Reality of Working in Start-ups
July 29th | 10 am PST (1pm EST)
Our next monthly EQ community event will take place on Thursday, July 29th. We're lining up an exciting discussion all about the ups and downs of start-up life. Register here
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