Nowadays, building a career is not necessarily a linear process. Gone are the days when you graduated college, worked at a job or two and then stayed with the same company or organization for decades. These days, it’s hard to gauge what the right opportunities are in any line of work—and that is where a good mentor comes in handy.
South Asian Americans are the fastest growing immigrant community in America and also among the most successful—which can be attributed, in part, to the emphasis parents put on education and career success. But there’s one area that young South Asian women are lacking: mentorship. Young Desi women do not always have the right opportunities to connect with mentors. But SPEAK Mentorship, an organization that provides a network of professional women to connect with younger females in high school and college for a more direct high school to career pathway, is trying to change that.