Tell it as it is: the value of a mentor

Joanna Abeyie started Shine Media when she was 21. She already had a full-time career as a journalist but she was determined to create more opportunities in the media industry for people who, like herself, didn’t have the connections, resources or support to help them break into it.

She set up Shine Media as a social enterprise with the aim of creating greater diversity in the media industry, through providing career advice, accredited training, a recruitment service – and mentoring. And she certainly knows the value of having mentors herself.

“I have had a lot of support from my mentors,” she says. In this film, she talks about the greatest thing that a mentor can bring – honesty.

Read our list of mentoring resources and watch the video of Tim Campbell on what makes a good mentor.