The Two-Way Mentoring Relationship (What’s the Difference? | March 2019)

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Lisa found her way into the field of diversity and inclusion and mentoring, and why she left her career in a legal firm
  • Why Lisa decided to bring diversity and inclusion work into her position at Coinstar/Redbox
  • Why Lisa believes mentoring is a powerful tool in diversity and inclusion work, and in what areas it is best suited for furthering that work
  • How Lisa works to train and certify future mentors in diversity, inclusion and cultural competency
  • Why mentoring should be a two-way relationship, and what lessons the mentor can learn from the mentee
  • Why Lisa doesn’t like the term “reverse mentoring”, and why all effective mentoring relationships are co-mentoring
  • Why building trust between participants is the key to developing successful mentoring relationships
  • What Lisa believes the future holds for the integration of cultural competency and mentorship training
  • Why non-dyadic mentoring (triads, circles and peer mentoring) are growing areas within the business world
  • What advice Lisa has for people new to diversity and inclusion and mentoring efforts
  • How Lisa and her mother are writing a book on cultural competency that will be released in 2020