Shraddha Surana Q&A: Mentoring – a win-win situation

Q&A with Shraddha Surana after her presentation at the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
During the initial days (years to be honest), I remember thinking “if only I knew this earlier, I would have done things better”. I would have developed faster as a professional, had I some insight or mentor to guide me. This is the main reason I started mentoring & guiding students. Both on data science projects and in general about the industry, about confidence & going about things. You can always be a mentor to someone and the benefits reaped are multi-fold for both the mentor and mentee!
About Shraddha
Shraddha is a lead data scientist at Thoughtworks with an interest in anything data, algorithms & sciences. She has published papers & given conference talks on machine learning and has worked in BFSI, retail, astrophysics & life science domains. Along with her job, she mentors several students from India & Africa. She is the co-organiser of the ‘Bridge&am...

 

 

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Shraddha Surana: Mentoring – a win-win situation

Shraddha Surana's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
During the initial days (years to be honest), I remember thinking “if only I knew this earlier, I would have done things better”. I would have developed faster as a professional, had I some insight or mentor to guide me. This is the main reason I started mentoring & guiding students. Both on data science projects and in general about the industry, about confidence & going about things. You can always be a mentor to someone and the benefits reaped are multi-fold for both the mentor and mentee!
About Shraddha
Shraddha is a lead data scientist at Thoughtworks with an interest in anything data, algorithms & sciences. She has published papers & given conference talks on machine learning and has worked in BFSI, retail, astrophysics & life science domains. Along with her job, she mentors several students from India & Africa. She is the co-organiser of the ‘Bridge&Beyond’ series th...

 

 

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Four mentoring styles

Mentoring has developed a lot over recent years, not least because the internet means that your mentor doesn’t have be local to you anymore. Gone are the days when mentoring meant vague chats about career aspirations over coffee. Instead, we have video, voice and text chats, email, forums, and shared documents, and a level of flexibility and variety in mentor relationships that yesterday’s mentees could only dream of.

That flexibility is exemplified by the four different types of modern mentorships: one-to-one, reverse, process and group. Which style is right for you depends a lot on what you want to get out of the mentoring relationship, but you don’t need to stick to just one style, or just have one mentor. You can mix and match to meet your needs and can change up your mentoring relationship style as you and your circumstances change. So, what are these four different approaches to mentoring?
One-to-one
Traditional mentoring pairs a senior employee with a junior colleague so th...

 

 

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Mentoring

Shraddha Surana Q&A: Mentoring – a win-win situation
Q&A with Shraddha Surana after her presentation at the Finding Ada Conference 2020. Synopsis During the initial days (years to be ...

Shraddha Surana: Mentoring – a win-win situation
Shraddha Surana's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020. Synopsis During the initial days (years to be honest), I remember thinking ...

Four mentoring styles
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