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About Mentor for Growth

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Mentor For Growth was created in 2018 by six peers in the tech community from MADE.com, Facebook, Google, Qubit, Matches Fashion and FarFetch. Through their experience and connections, we’ve ticked all of the boxes and built a new approach to mentoring.

From experience, we knew that the nurture cycle for growth within a single organisation often means slow progress. Still, when our founders sought outsourced mentoring to get a more objective approach, the schemes lacked inclusion for all top talent and were fundamentally flawed. That’s what led us to collaborate and create Mentor for Growth.

Now into our third year of operation and with support from Founders Keepers, we’re expanding our programme to other fast-growth, tech-enabled companies.

Our team

Founder & Co-Lead

Annabel Jack

Made.com, COO

Pair Matching

Jamie Thomas

The Network Lab

Content & Events

Michael Ade-Kunle

Founders Keepers

Co-Lead

Sim Lamb

Founders Keepers, Partner

Pair Matching

Orowa Sidker

The Network Lab

Co-Lead

Richard Segal

Founders Keepers, Co-Founder

Operations Executive

Anna Aldrige

Founders Keepers

Our work with Founders Keepers

When seeking a partner organisation to co-run the programme, the top of Mentor for Growth’s list was Founders Keepers. They are the talent experts and there is no better organisation that truly understands the digital landscape. Founders Keepers are connected to and nurture top talent, putting diversity at the heart of what they do with a global outlook. These values align perfectly with Mentor for Growth.

Our work with
The Network Lab

In year one, the Mentor for Growth team sat in a room with pens and sticky notes to manually match every mentor-mentee pairing. Whilst a sprinkling of human insight is still prevalent within the matching process, the team decided on a more robust approach and engaged The Network Lab. Using organisational science and AI, The Network Lab boost innovation, drive engagement and build inclusive cultures, now applying this to the Mentor for Growth matching process. The results are in and our year two cohort achieved an exceptional 9.1/10 for the matching service.

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Our founding partners

Annabel Jack

Made.com, COO

Sandrine Deveaux

Executive Vice President,
FarFetch

Jeremy Morris

Retail Director,
Google

Tom Athron

COO, MATCHESFASHION

Jamie Thomas

Co-Founder,
The Network Lab

Amy Cole

Director of Product Marketing
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Get your organisation involved

If you’re looking for more information to explore how mentoring could help your organisation or would like to discuss Mentor for Growth in more detail, please contact us below.

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