Mentors and business owners connected right, left and centre at the inaugural Meet a Mentor events in London this month run by SFEDI, the organisation behind Get Mentoring. In the two half-day sessions attendees were informed and inspired about the role mentoring can play in supporting new and growing businesses and were given the opportunity to make a number of connections during the speed mentoring sessions.
With demand for the events high, you may have seen that we have arranged more dates over the coming weeks. And we’ll be applying some of the valuable feedback from these first sessions to make the next events even more productive for those involved. Here are just a few of the comments we received:
“Thanks for organising a great event. Just turning up was motivating!” “A huge thank you to the organisers – I found the entire event useful, encouraging and inspiring” “I particularly enjoyed meeting the Get Mentoring team – a great bunch of enthusiastic people!”
Feedback also suggested longer events offering more time for making connections (“There were so many interesting people to meet”), clearer badges so it was easier to find mentors and mentees during the networking sessions, and making the events a regular feature. We are fine tuning the next few events in the diary based on all of the feedback received to make it even easier for delegates to make mentoring connections in the upcoming events.
On behalf of SFEDI, we’d like to thank everyone who attended. If you have started working with a mentor and want to share your story, get in touch with Natalie Richardson
If you are interested in finding a mentor and have yet to attend a Meet a Mentor event, we have a few spaces left for the upcoming events in Bristol, Leeds and Newcastle. Sign up here.