As a young professional, having a mentor is priceless when you’re trying to navigate your career path. Even at mid and senior level positions it’s sometimes nice to have a guidance counselor of sorts who can relate to your journey, answer your questions and quiet your concerns– but locating a dedicated mentor who’s willing to take the time and, may prove itself difficult once you’re too far removed from an academic setting.
For this very reason, companies like Levo League, an online resource for female professionals seeking to make connections, seem to understand the benefit in having access to industry mentors to help elevate your career.
Once you subscribe to the site, at no cost, and create an online profile, Levo allows you to connect with mentors in various careers that are put in place to answer questions and provide advice.
These ladies have pretty impressive titles and rather extensive resumes, but don’t their clout intimidate you. They’re happy to help and eager to empower young women to take charge of their career.
No sure who to reach out to first? BlackEnterprise.com has picked five outstanding women for you to follow and connect with that may have the answers to your career questions.
Bozoma Saint John— According to her profile, Saint John is responsible for leading consumer marketing at Apple iTunes and Beats Music, including advertising, digital, social, lifestyle and influencer marketing. The Wesleyan University grad, previously served as the Vice President of marketing and ecommerce at Ashley Stewart and appears absolutely fearless.
Fatoumata Ly— Ly says she’s passionate about bringing people together and inspiring them. She’s started at Efma as an event coordinator, in charge of the organisation and marketing of local events. She’s now the Head of Event Planning, where she manages different events organised worldwide.
Tiffany DuFu— Chief Leadership officer at Levo and also a mentor. According to her profile her life’s work has been dedicated to advancing the women and girls.”If you want something you’ve never had before, you’ll have to do something you’ve never done before in order to get it,”said DuFu on her page. She admits being an introvert but it doesn’t keep her passion for helping women from shining through.
Chasity Cooper— Cooper is the Digital Communications Associate at Catholic Charities USA. She describes herself as a, “millennial on a mission,” with a love for philanthropy and social media. Her millennials on a mission mantra started out as a simple post on her blog and turned into a social movement. Since 2013 Cooper has interviewed 50 plus millennials to share their professional stories.
Tina Wells— Wells is the Academic Director for Leadership in the Business World at Wharton School. She is also CEO and founder of Buzz Marketing Group, a youth marketing agency specializing in research, events, and promotions. Wells also sits on several boards including the Philadelphia Orchestra Administration, the Franklin Institute, and the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneurship Council.
For more information on mentors visit Levo.com.