Building a pipeline of future talent and leaders begins long before candidates apply for your positions. Many of us have experienced the personal and professional advantages of having a mentor – key figures that light the path for the future.

MMAC’s Region of Choice program on September 16 – Driving Equity through Mentorship – showcased several agencies that work with students, young professionals and businesses. These relationships have the potential to change lives, close representation gaps and create opportunity pipelines that include historically excluded talent.

The event featured a presentation by LaNelle Ramey, executive director of Mentor Greater Milwaukee. This organization builds the capacity of existing mentoring organizations matching a caring adult with children in need through effective mentoring programs throughout Greater Milwaukee.

“The gift of mentorship is rooted in learning from one another. I value reciprocal mentoring relationships that reinforce the value of both parties.

When organizations create space for internal mentorship between executives and the broader workforce, employees gain access to people, information and experiences that foster increased engagement and inclusion, ultimately developing more productive and healthy people.” 

Chief Communications & Diversity Officer
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, Inc.

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