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Wednesday Buzz: Breaking the Glass Ceiling With Mentorships

By / Dec 16, 2015

A new service wants to break the glass ceiling by putting a new spin on a resource the association community knows well. Plus: #Tech15 continues to take Twitter by storm.

Mentorships are a potent tool for any organization, and many associations highlight mentor opportunities when courting potential members. Now, a new matchmaking service is looking to harness the power of mentorships to help women in the workplace. So what’s the platform that could potentially smash through the glass ceiling?

Glassbreakers is a peer mentorship platform for women. We’ve built software that uses a machine learning algorithm that connects women in the workforce who can help each other. Glassbreakers is a lot like online dating, but for women in the workforce,” CEO Eileen Carey explained to Fortune Contributor and Inflection Point Host Lauren Schiller.

Though many organizations already have a mentorship infrastructure in place, Carey highlights one key problem with those structures that Glassbreakers aims to address.

“Traditional mentorship is usually between someone very junior and someone very senior. That doesn’t work for women. There are way more mentees entering the workforce than there are mentors,” she said.

Carey, along with CTO Lauren Mosenthal, explained that Glassbreakers connects mentors and mentees in much the same way that dating sites and LinkedIn bring potential connections together: with a keen eye on coupling individuals with similar interests who can help each other on their professional journeys.

Anyone interested can check out the site and sign up right here.

Conference of the Day

ASAE’s Technology Conference and Expo continued to inspire and enlighten in its second day, with organizations revealing how less can be more online, what business transformation can be expected in the next decade, and much, much more. For up-to-date coverage straight from the show floor, check out our live blog here, and read our recap of Tuesday’s big data-driven keynote.

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Morgan Little

Morgan Little is a contributor to Associations Now. More »

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