Mentors and Participants Speak: It’s a Two-Way Street

MLDP, Mentoring

James C. Collins, Chief Operating Officer for the Agricultural Products Division, DowDuPont™ 

"Mentoring has many benefits for the mentor and the mentee.  Mentees provide new business ideas and fresh new perspectives.  They give me an opportunity to practice explaining/teaching policy information in an easy-going environment.  Mentoring also gives me a chance to learn about what is going on in other business units.  By listening and learning the challenges and frustrations of the mentees, I am able to get insight into what issues might be going on in my business and perhaps things I should be aware of to help folks in my business."

Alexa Dembek, Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer, Specialty Products Division, DowDuPont™  

"Innovation-driven growth is an essential driver of value creation.  I appreciate the perspective from the MLDP community on market-insights that are so essential for innovation success.  I enjoy the creativity, external perspective and leading edge ideas."

Condylia Courtney, Americas Regional Marketing Manager, Tyvek® Medical & Pharmaceutical Protection, Safety & Construction

"Senior level mentors, like the ones paired with MLDPs, have an unmatched view of the big picture. It can be easy to get caught up in the details of the day-to-day but these mentors offer a perspective on what truly matters. The insights I’ve gained from getting a glimpse into this level of thinking have helped me prioritize my efforts and identify the skills and experiences that will make me a better leader – not just for the position I am in today, but for the ones I aspire to in the future."