Episode 144: Modernizing Mentorship In The Workplace with Janice Omadeke
In today’s episode, we meet Janice Omadeke, CEO of the Mentor Method, an enterprise SAS platform that helps companies build inclusive mentorship programs. After finding that her male counterparts were getting more concrete mentorship on the golf course than she was receiving at her in-office coffee chats, she set out to solve the gaps in the mentorship process.
The Mentor Methods patent-pending algorithm removes the bias in the mentorship process. It leverages potential compatibility to find ideal matches using a customizable framework focused on retention, development, and relationship nurturing so that companies can bolster their employee retention initiatives and advance underrepresented professionals within those companies in a systemic way.
During our conversation, Janice shares how she side-hustled for four years before going full time, how her experience in corporate America drove her to build a mentorship program, how she navigated pivoting her business, what it took to raise capital, and so much more.
If you’re interested in finding a mentor for yourself, Janice also shares the best traits that make for a great mentor-mentee relationship.
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- The process of building The Mentor Method
- Why you should leverage support when and where you can get it
- What drove the decision to pivot from previous business models
- The decision behind going for VC funding now versus when she first launched
- Why mentorship is essential for business and personal well-being
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Business Website: www.thementormethod.com
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