LEAN INTO MENTORSHIP: Getting the mentoring you need to advance your career
Learn and move up
Repay the favor
This event presented by Lean In Vancouver in partnership with the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) & Make Possible will be held at the SFU Harbour Centre on January 30th, 2017.
January is National Mentorship Month and we are excited to present an incredible and inspiring line up of panelists for an interactive discussion on mentorship. The event will conclude with a guided, mentorship-focused networking activity lead by Make Possible founder, Cheryl Kristiansen.
A study from Sun Microsystems on over 1,000 employees, found mentors were promoted 6x more often than those who were not active mentors. Similar findings were seen in mentees, with mentees promoted more than 5x more often than those who did not engage in a mentor-mentee relationship.
Sheryl Sandberg covers the importance of mentorship in her book, Lean In, and we will discuss the benefits of mentor-mentee relationships and how to find a mentor or mentee.
3. Dr. Jordan Cohen, CMA leadership Award Recipient, Medical Manager of North Shore Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Services
6:00 – 6:30 – Registration
6:30 – 6:45 – Introduction to Mentorship (Shawna Abel & Kaarina Kowalec)
6:45 – 7:30 – Interactive Panel Discussion
7:30 – 8:30 – Learn more about MakePossible and 360 degree mentoring during the Have Skill – Need Skill networking session. Participants will focus on creating opportunities for peer mentoring based on sharing expertise and developing skills. It’s a great way to connect many different people to find a mentor or mentee (Cheryl Kristiansen, MakePossible)
8:30 – Wrap-up remarks
About Lean in Vancouver:
Lean In Vancouver is the largest Lean In Circle in Western Canada. Our group is composed of women from a variety of professions who are either in leadership roles or aspire to advance to leadership roles in their respective careers. Our circle goals include building a network of support to encourage and promote leadership in young women.
About SCWIST and Make Possible:
SCWIST is a non-profit association that promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science, engineering and technology. Members of SCWIST form a strong community of individuals and organizations who make this happen. Members include university undergraduate and graduate students, post docs, technicians, technologists, research scientists, professors, engineers, consultants, unemployed and retired women scientists.
Make Possible was developed in 2014 by members of SCWIST with funding support from the Government of Canada Status of Women Canada to attract, retain and advance women in science and technology. Their mission is to help women connect, collaborate and lead through a dedicated mentoring network in STEM.
The event will be held in the Segal Conference Rooms (1400-1410) at SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C.).
This event welcomes all genders. While the host groups are geared towards women, we firmly believe in an inclusive environment and that support from everyone is necessary for change. #LeanInTogether
This event is made possible with the help of our generous sponsors:
Date and Time
SFU Harbour Centre Campus Vancouver
515 West Hastings Street
Segal Conference Rooms (1400-1410)
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3