Webinar: BITC Cross Organisational Mentoring Circles – 7th Cohort Programme Celebration
AudienceBITC members with a race partnership
Wed, 14 October 2020 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Business in the Community (BITC’s) Cross Organisational Mentoring Circles (COMC) is a high-impact programme. It brings employees from different organisations together in mentoring circles.
We are delighted to celebrate the closure of the 2020 programme. This brings together our 7th cohort of mentees and mentors. BITC Race Director, Sandra Kerr CBE will host this event. She will share her insights on the importance of mentoring to help unlock talent and support black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) employees climb the career ladder. We will also hear about the highlights of the programme, including how our circles moved from face-to-face to virtual mentoring.
This event is open to COMC 7th cohort participants only.
After 25 years of campaigning for race equality in the UK, BITC believes every employer must prioritise action on race.
BAME people value mentors more than other ethnic groups. They are more likely to want a mentor and more likely to value the impact of having one. They also have a greater desire to expand their personal networks.
We need leaders to act as active sponsors, using their influence to mention the names of BAME people when development or progression opportunities are discussed. This is especially the case when there are no people from BAME backgrounds in the room during these conversations.
Contact details and further information
Those interested in hearing more about the programme, open to our Race Champion members, should contact Blessing Buraimoh, Inclusion Lead at BITC.
Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.
Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology.
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