Speed date your mentor

4 women mentors

On October 24, 2016, participants joined us at City Hall for an informal evening of discussion and advice with Ottawa City councillor Catherine McKenney, consultant Elaine Larsen, podcast host Mai Ngo, and artist-researcher-educator Melanie Yugo.

Didn’t get to attend? Here are some of the takeaways from our inspiring mentors!

"Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean that it shouldn't exist. If you're passionate about an idea, just go for it!"

Melanie Yugo

"I've always relied on asking questions to those further along than me. It helps me to set realistic expectations about what a career is."

Elaine Larsen

"Know how to work with your communities and bring different perspectives together."

Catherine McKenney
City Councillor, City of Ottawa
"Make your own table, be in your own race, and grab the opportunity when you see it. Focus on your strengths!"
Mai Ngo
Podcast host

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