One Month Mentors
At Clarks, we’re so proud to be part of, and champion, a diverse and inclusive community. And equality, respect and striving for progress are at the heart of every step we take. That’s why we work with inclusivity-focused branding agency The Elephant Room as part of their pioneering mentorship programme ‘One Month Mentors’, focusing on the personal and professional development of talented individuals looking for support and growth.
One Month Mentors unites mentees with established marketing leaders, empowering people through workshops, talks, projects, and building industry connections. Every programme centres on communities around the cultural calendar – Black History Month, International Women’s Month and Pride. These groups often have limited access to creative spaces and career advancement, and so it’s important to uplift them on their journeys.
One Month Mentors For Pride 2023: #ThePowerOfPride
This month, One Month Mentors for Pride 2023 brings you #ThePowerOfPride – furthering our commitment to shaping a fairer creative industry. Together with The Elephant Room, we will give mentees from the LGBTQ+ community exclusive insights into Clarks’ marketing, design and branding processes, nurturing their progression and empowering them through workshops, talks, projects, and building industry connections.
In My Shoes With Embrace Equity Mentees
With 2023’s International Women’s Month encouraging us all to #EmbraceEquity, we stepped up again – inducting 11 young creatives into The Elephant Room’s One Month Mentor initiative.
One Month Mentors For Pride
From insightful workshops to Clarks photoshoots, our One Month Mentor Champions of Pride programme gives LGBTQ+ mentees expert guidance and hands-on experiences, learning from industry leaders who have successfully walked the walk.
One Month Mentors For Black History Month
We’re always looking to do more to amplify the Black creative community. So, every Black History Month, we offer professional guidance and host events to support emerging Black creatives.
As part of our inspirational professional development programme One Month Mentors Great Strides, senior mentors from the creative industry team up with mentees from the Black community to cultivate lasting connections and boost the mentees’ future careers.
'We want this to feel like something practical but still fun, something that makes you want to tell all your friends and family about so we can create a ripple effect, and we are so proud to be going on this journey and creating impact alongside a brand we love’
- Shannie Mearsthe elephant room, Co‑Founder & Head of Talent