Diversity in media will continue to stagnate unless we have better mentoring in place open to anyone regardless of employment, university or professional affiliation. We know the need is there, but we’re missing a central resource to find mentors and advisors. I’m creating a database of volunteers willing to advise students, recent graduates and other professionals.
It doesn’t matter your location or your current status in the industry. You don’t have a lot of time? No problem. There are people that just need a short reality check or quick feedback on some clips. Text, phone calls, social media and email are all viable options to helping others in the industry.
Frustrated at the lack of mentorship opportunities across the board, I jumped at the chance to be part of the ONA Mentorship Collaborative.
It’s from my collaboration with the other ONA Fellows that I realized what an epidemic the lack of mentorship is in our industry.
Be the solution to our diversity problem. Sign up to be a mentor.