Lunchtime networking chat: Peer to peer mentoring

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Amazon Web Services

Level 16, 157 Lambton Quay (right in Midland Park, upstairs from Astoria). · Wellington

How to find us

Come up to Level 16 and head towards reception - there will be signs.

Location image of event venue

Details

Come along to meet others, and discuss technical and career-related topics in a safe and supportive environment. Bring your own lunch - bring from home or grab whatever you like from one of the nearby cafes on the way over. Water will be provided from our hosts at AWS.

Today's topic for discussion: Peer to peer mentoring. What do you think of the idea of peer to peer mentoring? What would be the advantages and disadvantages compared to regular mentoring?

"Peer-to-peer mentorship, unlike traditional mentorship, creates an even playing field between two parties who have equal accountability and commitment to one another. Peer mentoring consists of two people roughly close in age (and/or job role) and sets up both parties for building a relationship as trusted friends and/or guides. You can think of them as an "accountability buddy”— someone to help keep you on track."

Check out these short articles as a starting point:
https://empowered-tech.com/blog/2018/2/15/the-power-of-peer-to-peer-mentorship (quote above and photo credit from here)
https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2017/05/female-peer-mentors-give-boost-to-women-in-engineering-study-reveals/
https://gothinkbig.co.uk/features/being-mentored-is-great-but-have-you-ever-thought-about-peer-mentoring

All welcome, you don't need to be currently employed in tech or identify as female to participate.