"Very interesting concept. I connected with an international mentor that was an expert in healthcare and I was able to tap into the mentor's experience and get answers to something that I had been chasing for months"
"I am a global professional nearing the end of my career and I've been contemplating dabbling in an academic teaching role. I was able to find a university professor who mentored me and helped me articulate plan to make the transition."
"Unlike FB, the sessions with my mentee are personal and confidential. I don't know my mentees color, gender, or real name forcing me to be objective and unbiased in our conversations. I am 100% focused on his/her talent only."
Q: "Why anonymity?"
A: Only 36M Baby Boomers are left in the US workplace and 76M Millennials are in the workplace, many seeking mentors. Limited access and the shortfall, mentors are forced to be highly selective in who they choose to mentor. Unconscious bias and other factors inadvertently make it even more challenging to secure a mentor. Anonymity levels the playing field giving more people a fair shot at aligning with a mentor. The other benefit of anonymity is that people that normally avoid exposure because of the situation ( celebrities, politicians, disabled, etc) but have a desire to give back can share their knowledge in a safe environment.
Q: Mentorship occurs over a period of time as the relationship matures, how is this possible when the relationship is only for 30 days?
A: The relationship between a mentor and mentee can lasts as long as the two parties choose. The sessions are broken up into the 30 day cycles so both can reassess the effectiveness of the relationship. They can can stop at anytime, but the 30 days is a preselected moment to look at the relationship.
Q: Are the mentors vetted?
A: No, thirty2give does not vet mentors or mentees but it is completely safe. Emails and personal information are not shared. Should an issue arise, users can report it to the app administrator. Again, if a user feel uneasy or uncomfortable with their aligned partner, they can end the relationship at any time.