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Throughout history, many leaders and great minds had something in common – a good mentor. That’s what inspired Technology Lawyer Mavis Low to act as the mentorship director for two years at the Young Women’s Leadership Connection or YWLC.
Starting out initially as a member, Mavis’s mentor had such a profound influence on her that she decided to hold a more active role as the mentorship director, matching mentees with suitable mentors.
Most of the mentees are younger women who seek guidance in their life pertaining to their studies or career, while the mentors are women who are directors, CEOs and entrepreneurs from various industries. “The mentors hold very senior positions, but they are really humble. The invitation to be a mentor comes from Minister Grace Fu herself, and the mentors take their obligation very seriously,” shares Mavis.
Mavis also holds an active position in ‘Legal Ladies’, a committee of female lawyers within her company’s legal department. “Women today still find it hard to discuss things like pay or promotion, and the role of ‘Legal Ladies’ is to hold meaningful forums to address topics like how to conduct yourselves in interviews, raising the prospects of promotion or lighter subjects like grooming, or discovering your personal style,” comments Mavis. Her involvement in communities gives her a sense of fulfillment and purpose. “I love my team and also the committees of people. That’s part of the reason why I am happy to go to work.”
Although Mavis has ended her tenure as the mentorship director at YWLC, she remains an active member who is ready to pay it forward. She tried her hand at mentoring for the first time, and her mentee was an ITE student who was recommended by her school through an outreach programme by YWLC. “I’ve had very good mentors in my life, and I think it really helps,” comments Mavis. “You may not have family members or relatives who have relevant background in the industry, so it’s good to have someone who has gone through the same path you are trying to follow.”
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