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Hi, I'm Janice. Here's my story.
I'm passionate about this problem because of my own search for a mentor early in my career. I knew finding a mentor was important for my career development, so I set out to find one at my first job out of college.
The journey to find a mentor was long, full of awkward or painful moments. I spent time at too many networking events in hopes of meeting the right mentor. I tried in-office mentor programs only to be disappointed by the program’s results. I had no say in who I was matched with and felt coerced into speaking “on brand”. My “mentors” were deeply ingrained in the company’s culture, unable to consider my personal goals beyond the workplace.
Based on those experiences, I’m confident there are many other young professionals disillusioned by the mentor search. Finding a mentor should be rewarding from the start. I want to make sure that it's easier for minorities to get past the initial career roadblocks and, with a mentor’s guidance, start harnessing the power of their strengths and goals.
Our mission is to make it easier for advocates of tech's future to reach driven, diverse women and people of color using the power of mentoring. Our vision is to be the leading community of hustlers and hackers, creating cultures driven to design the future.
The Mentor Method is a social enterprise, and as such reinvests the majority of its gross revenue to ensure the fulfillment of its mission.
Meet The Team
Andrew Gassen is the Director of Customer Success for DC-based XAPPmedia and the Founder of The Better Product Company, a Virginia-based product consulting firm focused on helping founders and teams build the best technology products possible. Andrew has worked with startups, large enterprises, and federal agencies to help identify the right product to build, craft a roadmap that makes sense, and layout a sustainable, lean process for building great software.
Brandon is a leader, speaker and mentor who has built Customer Success teams from the ground up. As the Director of Customer Success at Aquicore, his team achieved 95% revenue retention, 65% of total revenue through the expansion of existing accounts and a customer satisfaction score (NPS) of +65. He accomplished this by creating scalable processes, implementing best-in-class tools and hiring a purpose driven team.
The problem isn't your people; It's your process.
The Mentor Method is a social enterprise that provides curated mentor matches, connecting the next generation of tech leaders with change-making mentors at the top of their game.
Our process focuses on people and value-fit first, to foster authentic, lasting connections. The result is stronger teams and inclusive workplace cultures.
Transform today's entry and mid-level talent into fearless leaders for tomorrow ready to tackle the most complex business challenges. With an inclusive, next-generation culture rooted in mentorship, they'll be 100% engaged along the way.
We started The Mentor Method because we wanted to create a world where minorities and women in tech are viewed as assets, not a way to check a box.