“What we’re doing is not ‘academic’ … this is giving them an opportunity to go out and get a job. This is where these mentorships get much bigger than just ‘educating students’; this is a real opportunity to make a huge impact.”
– Jon Browning, CEO of Global Mentorship Initiative
Welcome to OneTAKE Live! In this episode, host Ian Barkin sits down with Jon Browning, CEO of Global Mentorship Initiative (GMI), to discuss the incredible rise of impact sourcing, how one-on-one mentorship can change lives globally, socially responsible outsourcing, and much more!
You don’t have to own a foundation or run a charity to make a difference. Mentorship, impact sourcing, and socially responsible hiring practices are just a few of the incredible ways that companies and individuals alike can work to help make the world a better place. And even though you’re giving back, really, everyone wins:
“There’s such an opportunity for the BPO industry to make a difference when it comes to things like impact sourcing,” Jon says, referring to the work that he has already done with companies like SYKES. “The reason we ask people to look closely at impact sourcing is because not only is it good for the workers, it’s good for their communities. It provides job opportunities — good job opportunities — but it’s actually good for business too … so, it’s the best of both worlds.”
Following an impressive 24-year career with Microsoft, Jon founded the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition in 2015. Today, as the CEO of GMI, Jon works to connect underprivileged students with mentorship opportunities around the world.
Join us and learn more about the power of mentorship, impact sourcing, and all the ways that businesses can help contribute to a more sustainable world on this episode of OneTAKE Live!