"I'm very glad to be able to help a younger generation try to climb that ladder, particularly now that I've got such a firm foothold and I'm in a bit more of a position to advise & support. It's a nice feeling to be able to use your experience and contacts to help good people."
(Kate Wood - Mentor, programme 4)
"This is very special/ important work. I'm so glad you asked me to be part of this"
(Shanida Scotland, BBC Storyville - Mentor, programme 2)
"One of the best things about Meet a Mentor is the honesty with which people can talk about their career journeys and conundrums. Instead of high-gloss stories we can talk about the realities of building a creative career, and some of the barriers to success"
(Charlie Duffield - Mentee, programme 3)
"Not only was the match pretty much perfect in terms of career goals but mine and my mentor's relationship has really blossomed professionally and personally - it's been great to know that she will always be honest and constructive. Touching base once a month motivated me to be proactive and genuinely have some sort of progress to feedback to my mentor/ wider team"
(Antonia Odunlami - Mentee, programme 2)
"I feel like I've managed to get a lot of confidence through this programme purely because we are being invited into spaces that usually feel so unattainable. Places that usually can be quite alienating no longer feel so. Just having the privilege to be in spaces you'd never imagine yourself to be really allows room to start believing that other things are possible."
(Shamica Ruddock - Mentee, programme 4)
Some of the incredible mentors we've worked with over the four programmes:
Amy Jones - Video Producer, The Pool (Programme 3)
Caroline Taylor - Founder, Silver Space Pillows (Programmes 2 & 3)
Dan Gaba - Picture Editor, Wall Street Journal (Programme 3)
Elizabeth Vince – Industry Manager, Google (Programme 4)
Gayani Wanigaratne – Commissioning Exec, ITV (Programme 4)
Kate Barrett - Head of Photography, Wallpaper* (Programme 2)
Kate Brindley - Global PR and Communications Director, Nicholas Kirkwood (Programme 3)
Louisa Tapper - Managing Partner, SNAP London (Programmes 1 & 2)
Lucy Wood – Talent Buyer, Festival Republic (Programme 4)
Ramy El Bergamy – On screen Diversity Exec, Channel 4 (Programme 4)
Shanida Scotland - Development Editor, BBC Storyville (Programme 2)
Tom Young - Managing Partner, Somethin' Else (Programme 1)
To read blogs from mentors and mentees, click here.
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