Our mission to make the creative world of work more inclusive: learn how to be a mentor

  • Isabel Farchy
We welcome companies, individuals, freelancers and collectives. We work with those working in the creative industries and creatively minded individuals outside the sector. You don't need to be in a creative role – your insights and advice and connections will make a difference. 
Become a mentor here.
Creative Mentor Network has a mission to make the creative world of work more inclusive.
We support mentoring, working directly with schools across London to connect talented young people from diverse backgrounds with those working in the creative industries.
The aim is to offer students for whom the creative industries is seemingly not an option, exposure to the creative jobs market, help building their networks, and the opportunity to develop the confidence and initiative they need to compete. We work with school aged students, because we think that's the only way to improve diversity and inclusion.
We are working with some great partners - Wieden + Kennedy, Lucky Generals, Havas, Grey, Engine, BBH, iris, Tribal DDB, M&C Saatchi, Rapha, Airbnb, Pulse Films, IDEO, Passion Pictures, Strangebeast tv, Futerra, Beggars and XL Recordings amongst them.
What sets CMN apart from other diversity organisations is we offer a mentor training programme for employees. Creative businesses pay a course fee for their employees to be mentors and train on the CMN Mentor Development Programme, delivered in partnership with Koreo.co
You can read more about the course content, workshop leaders, the cost of the training and the structure on our training page, here.
Although it's not a built in part of the programme, many of our young people go on to work placements at the organisations where their mentors work.
The model is designed to make sure that everyone benefits - students get supportive careers guidance; mentors are part of an inspiring training course; and businesses build a relationship with talented young people from diverse backgrounds.
If you would like to get your company invovled, please contact our founder, Isabel at isabel@creativementornetwork.org