On March 8, 2013 is the International Women’s day, 24Notion’s own CEO Ivo Lukas hosted a virtual summit by Global Tech Women with Dawn Armstrong, the Mentorship Director of Girls in Tech in Los Angeles. The topic was about the huge need for mentorship of the upcoming generations of girls in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Since these industries are largely comprised of men, it is vital that women with experience in these fields help other women with technical skills and how to be successful. This is a great opportunity to promote greater equality in STEM fields, and also a huge advantage for both the mentees as well as mentors.
At 24Notion, we love media and technology, and what’s great about the rise in technology is the convenience and accessibility that has emerged for mentoring channels. E-mentoring has already been successfully used in education and has become a prominent practice among businessmen, especially entrepreneurs. Mentorship is becoming so popular in business that this Forbes post suggests that one should have multiple mentors with different specializations to get a wide range of benefits. Mentorship is on the rise today, and it will only continue to grow.
Ivo and Dawn explain that if you’re mentoring someone (or being mentored by someone), you are “making contacts that are going to serve you and you are going to serve them for years and years to come.” These relationships are not just for a mentee’s professional development, but for the collaboration that comes out of these connections. 24Notion thrives on connections since we know it’s the way to reach audiences and achieve strategic goals. Our goals are to make a difference, and mentoring is a perfect way to do it. This is an opportunity to give back and learn something new at the same time! Mentorship can make a difference in your personal networks, creativity, and innovation. Find people who you look up to as well as who look up to you, and start those relationships.
Check out the entire virtual summit with Ivo and Dawn below. For more information about 24Notion’s focus on mentoring, email info@24Notion.tv.
Check out video of Virtual Summit