Continuing the Mentoring journey
By Emma Gillingham
Consultant, IRI Australia
Welcome to WIRe’s Mentoring Blog Series! We will be featuring both a mentee and mentor throughout the year as we follow their journey through our award-winning one-on-one mentoring program here at Women in Research.
As the new year’s applications open up for the WIRE mentoring program, it seems like a good time to reflect on my journey so far. My Mentor Mike Beder and I have been meeting regularly to discuss my goals and progress so far. There are a few key areas which stand out which have helped me progress towards my objectives:
Another important aspect has been the ability to have open and frequent communication with my mentor. Outside of our regular sessions, we have been maintaining communication to discuss blog ideas and other observations relevant to the industry. This has been important to ensure we don’t wait until our meeting to discuss anything relevant.
I am looking forward to the next meeting with my mentor and to learning new ways to grow in my MR career!