In this episode, Watchen discusses:
- Why you need a mentor.
- What to look for in a mentor.
- How to get a mentor.
- How to maintain a mentor/mentee relationship.
About Watchen: Watchen Nyanue is a strategic marketing and career development expert from Liberia, who resides in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Marketing Partnerships for the WNBA Chicago Sky.
In addition to her role with the Chicago Sky, Watchen is also the Founder of I Choose the Ladder, a company that aims to bridge the gap between ambitious Black women who want to climb the corporate ladder, and the companies who understand who important it is for their bottom line to attract and retain that group.
As an advocate for female leadership and empowerment, her journey has been filled with more than twelve years of executive experience, where she has excelled as a proven strategic leader who understands the importance of building relationships and capitalizing on the “it” factor in order to take the organization and employees to the next level as it relates to the Black female employees. Watchen holds a bachelor’s in communication from DePauw University. She is currently pursuing her MBA at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Prior to working at the Sky, she has had the honor of working with a multitude of renowned companies, including Comedy Central, Hearst Digital, Yahoo!, and Johnson Publishing Company. Watchen has been recognized as a Chicago Scholars 35 Under 35 Honoree, a 2018 Chicago Business Journal Woman of Influence Honoree, a Biz Women 2018 Headliner, and a 2019 Black Women's Expo, Presented by BET Her, Phenomenal Woman Honoree.