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It has been great to see more females pop up on our list. However you are right, we need to keep making noise and pushing for females to be better represented in all areas of business (not just IT).
Just pushed a big update with lots of new names and faces!
So you are both right. I agree Antonia, I would LOVE to see more female faces on there as I know there is a ton of talent out there. This is early on, so hopefully, we will see that change as we add more folks over the coming days/weeks. To James point, he is also right, this is a completely open forum where ANYONE can submit their profile and be welcomed here.
Hey Rakesh, I completely agree, and this in a lot of ways dovetails with the comments Sasha was making above. This early stage prototype is simply to gauge interest in whether or not this is a helpful resource.
I would love to do a whole page breaking down what it means to be a mentor, why it matters, who should be a mentor, etc.. For now we've kept it quite simple but we'll try to improve it as quick as we can! Thank you for the great feedback!
I thought a lot about this last night after reading some of my emails and DMs. Back to Sacha's point, I wonder if we can perhaps have two paths to mentoring, a simple and extensive approach. As Sacha mentioned, a long term, committed mentoring path is a serious commitment. However, many of the questions I'm hearing from this Jr. group aren't that they want hand holding, they just want someone to ask a question, or review a resume. That makes me wonder if just a light-hearted mentors where there aren't any long term commitments is just one of the two options?
This is still in early stages, thank you for great thought provoking questions !
I completely agree with all of your thoughts. The big thing i've been hearing in my local community a lot recently is that Jr. Designers don't feel like they have a way to get advice and learn more from experienced designers, and in turn they don't feel they are equipped to do the job. This is a starting stab at initiating conversation, however to your point I would love to see if we could build out more of a framework of what a real "mentorship" entails and equip both sides with some content around it.
Interested to help? :)
This is a follow up to a previous thread from Juan Mena. I think it is a really interesting idea to have a list of designers willing to help younger designers in all aspect of their craft. I'm interested if people prefer a Google Doc or putting it in a simple easy to read format like http://desmentor.com.
Any feedback welcome!
Jekyll is a solid choice
This is a great summation, exactly what I was thinking.
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