What is #The825Mentality?
825 Mentality Mentoring Program provides diverse girls with an opportunity to explore working in the sports and media industry in the UK and beyond. The Program is a yearly program that will work with 12 selected girls from diverse backgrounds across the UK. Offering weekly mentoring sessions where the girls will explore, learn, and engage with media and sports professionals to get real insights, advice, and opportunities to help make our industry build a better future for all.
Why is this necessary?
After years of taking this journey myself, working across the full breadth of the sports media – in TV, radio, online, and print – with some of the best in the industry, it is a fact that diverse women are significantly under-represented in the sports media and sports business.
I feel that the lack of diversity within our industry is a problem that can be solved. And by giving up my time to mentor the next generation and sharing my insights with organizations that are genuinely passionate about intentionally creating diverse newsrooms and boardrooms is the least I can do.
How can girls refer themselves to the Program?
All you have to do is reach out and tell me why you are passionate about working within the sports and media industry?
Mentoring takes place once a week for an hour, and you have to be prepared to learn and commit to helping others once you have also made it.
How can organizations get involved or support the mentoring program?
Please share why your organization is passionate about diversity and how you intend to implement changes and provide diverse women opportunities in sports and the media business.
To find out more about the programs, please email us.