STEM Women Café conversations: mentoring

Our May series of Café meetups focused on the theme of mentoring, exploring ways we can both support others and be supported in our work. Participants heard from three different special guest interviews to frame the discussions.

You can view the omnibus video from all three sessions, including the interviews and the group conversation highlights:



Or you can just dip into the interviews:


To frame the discussions, we took a snapshot of participants' experience of mentorship:

Experience of mentoring

In small group discussion mode, we explored two key themes informed by the Women in STEM Decadal Plan:

Decadal Plan excerpt

Participants shared their ideas about the characteristics of a positive mentoring experience, which could be used to inform the development of best practice guidelines:

Characteristics of good mentoring

Participants then shared their tangible ideas for incentivising STEM organisations around mentorship:

Incentives for organisations

Keep your eye on the STEM Women newsletter for upcoming Café conversations - we look forward to seeing you at one of the sessions!

Do you have an idea for a future STEM Women Café conversation series? Let us know.