National Mentoring Day
National Mentoring Day, October 27th, celebrates and raises awareness for the importance of having mentors and role models to look up to in life. Founded in 2014, National Mentoring Day began as a campaign to make mentoring available to everyone, no matter their age, ethnicity, or background.
The key message is to raise awareness of the invaluable and rewarding contribution that mentoring makes, which has a huge impact on not only our economy but also our society.
At the workplace, the day aims to encourage interactive discussions, events, and social media activities and facilitate a shared vision and synergies for everyone as well as to showcase the benefits of being a mentor and being mentored.
National Mentoring Day focuses on sharing experiences and paying tribute to mentoring received or given, and it’s a great day to get connected and involved, whether you are a young person aiming to get a new mentor or an experienced person choosing to share with someone who is coming along behind. That’s what National Mentoring Day is all about!
How to Celebrate National Mentoring Day at work
Get involved with National Mentoring Day by exploring some of these ways of celebrating:
- Say “thanks” to a Mentor;
- On National Mentoring Day, let a mentor know what they mean to you! Whether it is someone who has recently been a mentor at work, or a colleague from years ago who made a difference in your life, this is the perfect day to take a moment to send them a little thank you;
- Host a National Mentoring Day Event- depending on the context, this might mean setting up an event related to a mentoring and apprentice program at work, or building into an existing local organization that is already committed to mentoring. It might even be fun to host mentoring awards and offer recognition to those who sometimes go unnoticed! Bringing mentors and their “mentees” together for a celebration is a great reason to host an event;
- Sign Up to Be a Mentor- one amazing way to get involved in National Mentoring Day is to dedicate some time to mentoring someone who is a little further behind on their journey. This might include committing to a program at work, at a local school, through a library or even in a local organization. The most important part is developing a committed relationship with someone who needs a person to look up to.
If you wish to become a Mentor or a Mentee, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and check what programs are available for mentorship in ED&I, provided by the Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce. Meanwhile, you can discover our Task Force Series on Disability, Gender Equality, LGBTQ+, and Ethnicity where we gather around the table together with our stakeholders and discuss ideas, identify challenges and propose solutions.