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The Power of Mentorship

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To mark International Women's Day 2020, we spoke to women at Essence about how mentorship can help women advance their careers and contribute to the creation of a more equitable workplace.

In two videos released to share experiences and encourage the empowerment of women, women from across the agency outline how women benefit from reaching out to people they admire for guidance, sharing advice and skills to help others, as well as supporting one another and challenging the status quo.

Produced by Senior Marketing Manager Michelle Yampolsky, each video features perspectives from women at Essence who work in a variety of practices and levels of seniority, including:

  • Amanda Schmidt, Global Chief Talent Officer

  • Jenny Likansis, Senior Director, Operations

  • Kate Clark, VP, Global Talent Operations

  • Kate Easterling, Associate Director, Business Development

  • Lauren Kroll, Associate Director, Programmatic

  • Lorraine Deangelo, Media Activation Supervisor

  • Lindsey Wells, Senior Recruiter

  • Renelly Morel, Social Activation Director