At NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the Women
Excelling in Life and Leadership (WELL) Employee Resource Group (ERG) has been working
diligently in the planning, coordination, and execution of meaningful virtual
events to provide the NASA workforce with professional development and volunteering
opportunities, as well as teleworking strategies.
Recently, Janette Garcia and Kristine Nicole
Davis, officers of the WELL ERG, coordinated and executed the first Small Mentoring Groups networking event, which consisted of 30-minutes sessions where Johnson
professionals had the opportunity to meet virtually and have small-group
discussions over a variety of topics, including:
“In January, I proposed the idea of having a speed mentoring event
for all employees at Johnson. My goal was to provide an opportunity for NASA professionals
to meet with senior leaders in small groups in order to learn from their lessons
learned and their professional experiences. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, this
mentoring event had to be virtual and slightly different. In early June, Kristine Nicole Davis and I started coordinating
the Small Mentoring Groups virtual event. Overall, we had 15 small mentoring groups consisting
of three to four employees per group. We would like to thank all of the
employees who participated, and we hope this was a great experience for
everyone! ” – Janette Garcia
On July 17, approximately 65 Johnson professionals joined the Small Mentoring Groups event to virtually
meet, learn from each other’s life/professional experiences, and share work-from-home
Below are screenshots of five of the 15
small mentoring groups in action.
WELL Officer Janette Garcia.
WELL Officer Kristine Nicole Davis.