Virtual Panel: Mentoring and Being Mentored for Men of Color

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am


We know that individuals who have mentors are more likely to be promoted, earn more money, are more likely to have a career plan, are happier with their work, and are more likely to become mentors themselves than those without mentoring experiences. We also know that men of color often have less access to the formal and informal mentoring relationships that are so crucial to success. In this panel, we’ll hear from successful leaders about their experiences being mentored and as mentors themselves.

About the Virtual Panel

In this one-hour virtual panel four successful leaders representing several generations will share their experiences mentoring and being mentored as a man of color and discuss, with a virtual audience, how this experience has impacted their careers. They will talk about the ‘trusted guides’ and why access to professional developmental relationships is important to success. The panelists will talk about how to find a mentor, how mentors provided opportunities that the protégé may not have had without the mentor, and what it means to be a mentor as a man of color.


Ronald Brisé, Government Affairs Consultant, Gunster, Commissioner Emeritus, Florida Public Service Commission, NUDC Board Member


The Honorable Harold Gray, Commissioner, Delaware Public Service Commission

Pedro J. Pizarro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edison International

Derrell Slaughter, Commission Analyst, Michigan Public Service Commission

Audience for the Panel

The panel is free and open to anyone interested in this important topic. A key audience for the panel will be young men of color who interested in careers and men who are currently working the utilities industry or telecommunications.

To register for this virtual panel, please click here.