In an industry that hides behind the myth of “meritocracy” but in reality functions on personal connections, the #Startwith8™ initiative connects entertainment professionals each with 8 Women (and non-binary people) of Color working in the business. Together, they formulate a plan of action based on what each mentee desires and what is achievable by the mentor to create tangible progress in the mentee’s career.
The end goal: no more excuses. By fostering organic diversity, the indefensible precept “I don’t know any Women of Color to hire,” will never be heard again.
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BECOME A MENTOR
As a mentor, you will be connected to eight Womxn of Color professionals in your field. You will meet once in a 1:1 phone or video call with each mentee. Every mentee is different – get to know them, listen to them, and then formulate a plan that is desirable to the mentee and achievable by you. Take at least one action that will create tangible and lasting change in your mentees’ careers. After the 1:1 meeting, it’s up to you and your mentees what shape your mentorship will take – many mentors have gone on to host monthly group meet-ups with their 8 mentees.
If you are interested in passing on your knowledge and help open doors for Womxn of Color, and help make the industry a more diverse and equitable place for everyone, please apply to be a mentor below.Apply Now