Who we are
Creative Mentor Network is a London-based charity that works directly with schools across London to connect talented young people from diverse backgrounds with those working in the creative industries.
Our mission is to make the creative world of work more inclusive.
Over our 16 week Mentor Development Programme, we train industry professionals as effective mentors and people managers. With our support, companies sponsor their employees to play an active part in developing themselves and diversifying the industry at the same time.
Read about us in Campaign
To witness first hand the impact this initiative has had on the young mentees has been both moving and inspiring in equal measure. As for our own people, I saw them create meaningful relationships with their mentees and also with each other; they unified as a creative department around the programme with real commitment and enthusiasm.This programme had been transformational for everybody involved”
Mark Whelan, CCO at Havas
“I've learnt that it’s a real two-way process. It gives you a different perspective on your own work. It's very easy when you work in the creative industries, to think everyone shares the same views - you end up advertising to yourself. Having a fresh younger perspective on stuff has been really interesting to me.”
Jasper, Senior Strategist at M&C Saatchi
I've really enjoyed the whole process, it's actually really rejuvenated my attitude towards the industry as a whole and I'm feeling really excited about the future. It's also, as you can see, making huge waves at We Are Social.