Welcome Door is a program created by Amazon's People eXperience and Technology (PXT) organization to provide current refugee and humanitarian-based immigrant employees (HBI) with additional resources.
The Welcome Door Mentorship Program is a Career Development resource specific to humanitarian-based immigrant employees holding Employment Authorization Documents. It connects these employees with experienced Amazonians (6 months+ at Amazon) of different backgrounds who can help translate their refugee and humanitarian experiences to Amazon's Peculiar Culture.
To get started, Amazonians complete their mentorship profile (it takes less than 5 minutes!). The immigration mentoring team will support by matching mentors and mentees - all you have to do is complete the profile.
Once a mentor accepts a match request from a mentee, upcoming tasks and content from the mentorship program will immediately populate on both participants’ dashboards to guide their mentoring relationship.
Why Become a Mentor?
A mentor is a guide. A friend. A resource who helps pave the way for others to succeed. It’s not about having all the right answers. Your role as a mentor is to inspire, encourage, and support your mentee, contributing to their development through thoughtful conversation and consultation.
Becoming a mentor is not only a great way to contribute to developing the best; it’s also an opportunity to develop yourself. As a mentor, you may improve your interpersonal skills, become a better listener, gain perspective about different parts of the business, and develop your ability to dig and understand what’s at the root of a situation.
Why Become a Mentee?
With the help of a mentor, you can gain new knowledge and skillsets that can broaden your career opportunities and personal networks for advancement. As a mentee, gain the confidence necessary to tackle short and long-term goals, navigate challenges, and accelerate your growth.
Working with a coach can help you to focus on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change. The role of a coach is to facilitate development of self-awareness, enabling leaders to make conscious choices in order to drive their goals. Your coach will support you in discovering or clarifying your professional development goals. You’ll set the agenda and priorities for your sessions; your coach will help you to draw out solutions and strategies for success, and will be your ‘accountability partner’ as you follow up on your action plans from each session.
One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination. - John C. Maxwell