Mentorship and Sponsorship: Finding the support system for your career

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Valentina Kristensen, Elsa Zekeng, Christine Ng, Isha Chander, Dr. Natoshia Anderson

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Having a good mentor or sponsor in your career is invaluable. They can help progress your career, provide support during tough times, and be the sounding board you need. The panel will cover tips on: -The difference between mentorship and sponsorship -How to find the right mentors / sponsors? -The importance of having mentors from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages, genders, etc. -Do you ask someone to be a mentor or do they just become one? -How do you know if someone’s a mentor if you’ve never officially “had the conversation”? Valentina Kristensen (OakNorth Bank) Elsa Zekeng (Jobseekrs) Christine Ng (FT) Isha Chander (6point6) Dr. Natoshia Anderson (Girl Scouts of America)

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