Attendees were engaged in a dynamic panel discussion followed by opportunities to connect in smaller groups with peers and mentors from across the globe. Our panelists included Ivette Maza Cabrera (US), Delia Pak (Singapore), Ipellie Foo (Canada), Lanre Adeleye (UK), and Hamza Nawaz Butt (Netherlands).
Several themes emerged from the discussion including:
- Technology increases access to relationship building opportunities.
- Global connections help us broaden our perspectives.
- Great mentoring embraces and explores the context of mentees, giving greater agency to young people to guide the relationship.
Panelist Ipellie Foo, Coordinator at Deloitte Indigenous from Ottawa, Ontario shared, “There were so many great connections made and amazing key takeaways that all participants gained.”
Through global collaborations, we discover so much that we have in common while exploring our differences as well. CoLabL is committed to supporting the Global Mentoring Collaborative and will be hosting additional events later this year