In 2018, GAACC piloted a mentorship program based on the one by Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders. We are continuing the program and are looking for experienced business owners or managers who are willing to be mentors in these two areas: career guidance (securing promotions, learning new job skills, new manager) or business development (starting a new enterprise, expanding client base, entering new industry).
Being a mentor to a younger Asian Pacific American (APA) can allow you to pass on a legacy, gain leadership and coaching skills, and enrich your life and the well-being of the APA community here. Program duration will be 10 months. Time commitment - the matched pairs must have 1 weekly conversation by email or phone, and meet once a month (don't have to talk by phone that week). GAACC hosted events will count as meetings for that month.
- January - applications for mentors
- February - applications for mentees
- March - welcome orientation for matched pairs
- August - midpoint assessment event
- January 2020 - graduation celebration at GAACC annual member meeting
A successful mentoring relationship is grounded in trust. Any breach of confidentiality by any participant will be grounds for dismissal from the program. GAACC will hold your application and evaluations in confidence. However, your aggregate feedback will be used to fine tune our program.