Mentore Consulting

Diverse and inclusive cultures have a transformational impact
on organisations and leadership development

Why work with Mentore:

It is crucial to embed inclusion and diversity priorities in the core business strategy to create long-lasting change in working cultures

Our clients are considering:
  • Seeking to drive long term sustainable embedded change, while delivering short term actions and “quick wins” to create immediate impact and build momentum
  • Developing approaches to address specific minority groups, whilst also engaging and creating value for the remaining majority
  • Hearing different viewpoints across teams and organisations – from champions and advocates to the cynics, fence-sitters and frozen-middle, across senior leaders down to those just starting in the workplace
  • Developing interventions to understand these viewpoints
  • Empowering leaders to drive actions that are business-wide, geographically sensitive and orientated to individual employees
  • Creating engagement, with incentivisation and accountability from the top down

“Mentore has further enabled us to unlock the power of our organisation through helping us navigate a Reverse Mentoring Pilot Programme. The success of our pilot, where candidates from our Employee Resource Groups nominated themselves to mentor members of our EMEA Executive team was both inspiring and enlightening. We will now roll the programme out to a wider group on a sustained basis.”

Michael Cole-Fontayn, Executive Vice President and Chairman EMEA, BNY Mellon

How we support clients

  • Understanding the current state and key success factors Reviewing and aligning a strategic Inclusion/Diversity plan with our client’s vision for success
  • Identifying the appropriate, pragmatic solutions that can deliver sustainable and embedded change
  • Measuring results and long-term success
  • Engaging and communicating with stakeholders to build on-going awareness, understanding and commitment
  • Providing expertise, challenge, ideas, connections

Examples of client solutions include

Clients seek tailored solutions as part of a multi-stranded, over-arching strategy, elements of these include:
  • Strategic perspectives: 
    • Review and advise on key elements of an inclusion and diversity strategy
    • Define a vision, objectives and measurable milestones
    • Diagnose current status and drive future success
    • Determine actions that create sustainable impact
  • Support from the top: secure the buy-in of the executive team whose leadership and vocal support is crucial
  • Communication strategies: enable open and transparent communication with all key stakeholders so that everyone – men and women – feel engaged in the process and committed to change
  • Leadership and engagement training: provide training for key influencers (including executive team and line managers) to help them create diverse, agile teams where everyone can flourish
  • Sponsorship programmes: raise profiles, provide access to opportunities, enable greater advocacy, and encourage shared learning
  • Mentoring programmes: share advice and guidance to enable progression
  • Reverse mentoring programmes: connect and share perspectives across generations, backgrounds, experiences and organisational hierarchies
  • Inclusive cultures: design a series of interventions to enable more inclusive behaviours and cultures
  • Expert training: draw on a wide-network of experts to provide advice on diversity related topics, such as presentation training, confidence coaching, mental wellbeing support

“Over the past 18 months Emma at Mentore has been invaluable in helping us to shape our plans to increase the number of women in leadership positions at Sky, and more broadly through the work we have been doing with the Women’s Business Council. Emma’s market knowledge, experience and advice, helped us to very quickly pull together a programme of activity that responds to industry research, suits Sky and is driving real impact (an increase of 7% points within 18 months). She is well-connected, pragmatic and extremely responsive, making it a pleasure to work with her.”

Deborah Baker, Director People, Sky plc