The Link Gathering

The Link Mentorship Program

by Simone Lawrence

The rooms were both buzzing at the Link Mentor Gathering as well as the Link Mentee Gathering – one time with energy to action and the other with curiosity to grow.

The Link Mentor Gathering was hosted at the Manzil Address Downtown Hotel, supported by the amazing Sharihan Al Mashary, the first ever Female Emirati General Manager of Emaar.

Sharihan has kindly hosted The Link in an amazing atmosphere and a daylight-filled location where 32 mentors registered to learn about their mentorship journey with the Link.

A successful mentor program starts with the “Mentor-tandem” understanding their roles and responsibilities within the mentorship and therefore The Link organizes one gathering prior to the mentorship start to familiarize both sides with what it means to kickstart this journey.

The Link Mentee Gathering was hosted by Ernst & Young in their premises with the Head of HR, Rachel Ellyard and the Leader of Inclusiveness Irada Aghamaliyeva opening the session and sharing their own experience with mentorship.

In the course of the program, The Link is looking forward to offer more events, to ensure, that the program is governed with learnings, sharing of experience and a community feel within like-minded professionals.

Now that the registration has closed, the next registration opportunity will be in March 2020, to join Cohort 8. If you want to express your interest today, feel free to drop your show of interest at