The Kelley School of Business on the IUPUI campus partners with Talent Nexus to provide mentoring opportunities for women

INDIANAPOLIS — The IU Kelley School of Business Indianapolis is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day by announcing its partnership with Talent Nexus, a community-based mentoring initiative.

“We are thrilled to partner with the IU Kelley School of Business to provide mentors for this next generation of students soon to be emerging into the workplace,” said Alison Martin-Books, managing director at Diverse Talent Strategies. “Mentoring has the capacity to help people take charge of their own development."

Whether you’re a woman or part of any underrepresented category, creating an opportunity to develop relationships to propel your career is something we feel passionate about.

Alison Martin-Books, managing director at Diverse Talent Strategies

A study completed by Diverse Talent Strategies shows mentoring is “particularly important for women and underrepresented groups in the workplace,” because these employees often “face additional challenges in obtaining employment and moving up to positions of leadership.”

“Our goal is to inspire women to find their own true success. We believe this partnership with Talent Nexus is the next step in enabling them to be a successful part of the business community,” said Kim Saxton, clinical associate professor of marketing at Kelley Indianapolis.

Your network is critical: whether that’s finding your first job out of college, or later in your career as you seek quality employees. Research shows women tend to deprioritize the practice of seeking out mentors.

Kim Saxton, clinical associate professor of marketing

“We hope this partnership will allow our Kelley women and underrepresented groups to gain confidence, receive training to maximize mentoring and to learn from business leaders throughout the community,” added Saxton. “We are most excited about two aspects of the Talent Nexus program: First, our students will get training on how to get the most out of a mentoring relationship and how to be both a good mentor and a good mentee. Second, they will have access to a wide variety of mentors in the Indianapolis business community. We are excited to play an active role in connecting Kelley students to Indianapolis businesses. It’s a win-win in connecting companies to the talent they need.”

The Kelley School of Business Indianapolis encourages all Kelleys to celebrate International Women's Day on Wednesday, March 8, by tagging @KelleyWomen or using the hashtag #KelleyWomen. For information on our International Women's Day celebration with Talent Nexus and Diverse Talent Strategies, click here.

For more information on Talent Nexus and Diverse Talent Strategies, click here.

About the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis

The Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been a leader in American business education for more than 95 years. With over 107,000 living alumni and an enrollment of more than 10,500 students across two campuses and online, the Kelley School is among the premier business schools in the country. Kelley Indianapolis—based on the IUPUI campus—is home to a full-time undergraduate program and four graduate programs, including master’s programs in accounting and taxation, the Business of Medicine MBA for physicians and the Evening MBA, which is ranked 6th in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more at kelley.iupui.edu.