Eloise Evans, Sr. Client Services Coordinator, BDA LLC, Mentee
“I think the overall experience and opportunity to connect with people I didn't know / may have never had a way of meeting in normal life and getting their insights and life knowledge. It was really nice to be able to get the opinion of someone who has experienced the same things you are grappling with and even if they haven't they were always willing to listen and help how they could.”
Angela Sgarlata, Production Manager, ROOT Sports NW, Mentor
“WISE did such a good job pairing me with my mentee. I was so pleased to get matched up with someone who has characteristics I look for when hiring interns or employees. It just made the process more organic and easier to suggest advice. I feel I benefited from my mentee by learning more about D&I and how other companies operate vs. what I know of (i.e. it made it easier to understand where the gaps were and how we could implement changes to what she was looking for in the work place.) It also instilled in me more confidence of my work experiences and that they can be successful not just for me but for others.”
Lisa Caldwell, Program Coordinator, Luum, Mentee
“My favorite part of the program is hands down the resulting relationships I've made, particularly with Dawn. We were able to connect as mentor/mentee so naturally and I see that continuing on as a strong relationship throughout our lives. I also think having the smaller group and opportunities to connect with the other mentors and mentees created great natural starting points for ongoing relationships as well.”
Logan Clements, Freelance Event Producer, Logan Strategy Group, Mentee
"Jen was the voice I needed to hear when I had a frustrating interaction with a teammate for an event, a client, or an organization. Having her as a sounding board always helped me feel better and she coached me through several big decisions. I’d love to thank the WISE Seattle mentorship team for organizing an amazing inaugural WISE Within class of mentors and mentees. Their attention to detail and the pairings was astounding and I can’t thank them enough for their time and energy during this challenging year."