Echoes of Each Other

The role female mentorship has played in experience, working, learning and researching

March 24, 2022 | By Workplace Learning & Professional Development
Headshots of six females from across Georgia Tech with varying color overlays

Mentorship is an essential part of personal and professional growth, as it allows us to self-reflect, seek advice, and visualize a pathway toward the future. For National Women’s Month, the Georgia Tech News Center highlighted three inspiring female mentor relationships at Georgia Tech and explored the ways that mentorship has enriched their working, learning, and researching experiences. One female mentorship pair, Natasha Carter and Christy Kelley, became connected through the MentorTech program, sharing lessons learned from the mentorship back to other women on their team.

LaTrese Ferguson, director of Workplace Learning and Professional Development, offered her insights about the benefits of professional mentorship for women. “Mentorship is about finding someone who can help you grow into the best version of yourself,” Ferguson said. “What’s exciting about mentorship is you have a partner to walk with you as you navigate. It is also nice being able to see an example of the possibilities.” To encourage more mentorship building within Georgia Tech, she and her team developed MentorTech, a program for faculty and staff to seek and build mentoring connections.

Read the full article on Georgia Tech News Center to learn more about the inspiring stories of mentorship at Georgia Tech.