Mentor

MENTOR

Mentors are typically supplier diversity leaders or procurement professionals from Georgia corporations. There are no specific position requirements or preferred industries for mentors. The primary requirements for mentors are a demonstrated commitment to small business development, a good ‘fit’ with a protégé by industry or specialty, and a willingness to commit to the program calendar and adhere to the program guidelines spelled out in the Memorandum of Understanding mentors must sign. Most mentors are one of the following –

  • Corporate Supply chain leaders
  • Supplier diversity professionals
  • Commodity buyers
  • GMPC alumni business owners (pending)

BENEFITS OF MENTORING

  • Opportunity to cultivate a relationship with a high-potential supplier candidate
  • Exposure to other supplier candidates also enrolled in the program
  • Opportunity to nurture suppliers to fulfill unique supply chain requirements
  • Brand awareness opportunities derived from program participation
  • Leadership development opportunities for emerging leaders

REQUIREMENTS

Mentors must be fully committed to supporting the growth and development of the Protégé firm.
Mentors must –

  • Attend all mandatory sessions and events on the program calendar
  • Meet with the Protégé firm at least once per month
  • Assist in the assessment of the Protégé firm at the onset of the program
  • Monitor progress and support the achievement of the agreed-upon goals
  • Be willing to provide additional resources as necessary

Click here to learn more about serving as a Mentor for one or more Protege firms in the GMPC.

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