New! ARF Women in Analytics Mentorship Program
Part of the mission of the ARF’s Women in Analytics Group is to provide you the opportunity to connect with one another and build meaningful professional relationships. Which is why we are thrilled to launch a mentorship program this summer.
Mentorship Is Important for Both Mentors and Mentees
For mentors, providing positive guidance and sharing knowledge built up over years is a good leadership skill. Helping people navigate their careers, both in terms of big decisions (changing jobs) and everyday ways (enhancing reputations by volunteering to lead a task). Providing feedback to a mentee is also a good exercise in clear communication. Lastly, after years in the workplace it’s nice to “give back” to the next generation.
For mentees, having a mentor — someone who can help you advance your career goals through shared knowledge and more experience — is invaluable. Expanding networks is an important step towards professional growth. Maintaining and growing a relationship with a mentor is excellent training that can be adapted to working with management, clients and colleagues.