I setup and ran the Mentoring for PoC aiming for Senior Leadership positions program that had an intake in 2020. The feedback received was positive.
The biggest challenge was ensuring the mentors were culturally and intersectionally complement to not trigger or cause distress to the mentees.
For example, there was a man of colour who was potentially going to mentor a woman of colour. I had to meet with him to ensure he understood the extra “Degree of Difficulty” she faced from an intersectional point of view. It turned out that he was lovely and it all worked out, but I had to make sure as the mentees need to be safe and secure with these mentors.
You reuse the the associated documentation for the mentoring program. It is provided below and it is bound by CC BY 3.0 copyright:
- Code of Conduct for the program
- Commitment to Mentees for the program
- The original September 2020 form
There is also a LinkedIn group for Mentoring for PoC (People of Colour / Culturally Diverse) aiming for Senior Leadership positions.