Mentoring the way to a diverse and inclusive workplace
Do you work at a company that is “difficult for juniors”? Do you care about diversity and inclusion of under-represented groups at your workplace? Do you ever stay awake at night with the gnawing feeling that these two ideas are somehow incompatible, but can’t put a finger on why or explain to your company how?
So often, the endeavors of hiring and mentoring junior engineers and of bolstering diversity and inclusion efforts are seen as “nice to haves” at best and “extraneous” (or even “impossible”!) at worst. But in reality, building diversity, inclusivity, and strong ability to incorporate and mentor junior engineers go hand-in-hand, and engineering teams might do well to begin thinking of each of these efforts in service of the other.
Together, we’ll articulate the intersections between on-boarding and leveling-up junior engineers and building a diverse and welcoming team, and learn low-cost tactics for incorporating mentorship and D&I processes at your place of work.