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Ok Mentor Supported By Bonhams Is Offering Free Training And Mentorship For Aspiring Young Female Creatives This Spring

13 April 2021

Ok Mentor is supporting aspiring young female creatives this spring, with a two-week online training programme, launching on April 26th. The programme is supported by Bonhams, as part of a year-long partnership with Ok Mentor.

The free programme will give young women the tools they need to break into the creative industries, build self-worth, resilience and develop their presentation skills. Guest speakers include: Sarah Jenkins, Managing Director at Saatchi & Saatchi; Naomi May, Fashion Writer at Evening Standard; Maria St Louis, Inclusion & Diversity Manager at Channel 4; and Bethan Fallon, Vice-President of Marketing, European Theatrical at Warner Bros.

Founded by industry titans Stef Stanley and Liz Stone, Ok Mentor is led entirely by female volunteers from companies including Google, Amazon, Bumble, Netflix and diptyque. Its mission is to give young women the tools to succeed faster, influence the global economy and close the gender pay gap.

Stef Stanley, cofounder of Ok Mentor, said “Covid-19 has had an impact on many work experience and internship programmes, which means that young people need to find other ways to stand out in a tough job market. Our free two-week programme gives graduates and young job-seekers the know-how to navigate the vast complexity of the creative industry, increase their confidence, and learn how to execute and create an elevated personal brand that will get them noticed. We also want to build a community for young women to share experiences and know how together.”

Jennifer Buckley, Chief People Officer at Bonhams, said “Bonhams is delighted to be supporting this important initiative. We all know how difficult the past year has been for young people trying to break into the job market. Companies – especially in the creative industries – have been under great pressure and many of the traditional routes into employment have narrowed. We see this initiative, together with the launch of the new Bonhams Graduate Program, as an imaginative chance for us to provide much-needed practical support to people starting out in their careers.”

The free two-week course will be held virtually from 6-8pm on the following dates: Monday 26th April, Wednesday 28th April, Tuesday 4th May and Thursday 6th May.

For more information, go to OK Mentor.

About Ok Mentor
Ok Mentor
is a non-profit organisation offering free training and mentorship to all young women beginning careers within creative industries. Ok Mentor was founded by industry titans Liz Stone and Stefany Stanley. 

About Bonhams
, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas.

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