For Immediate Release
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Northeast Offering
MOSAIC Mentoring for the First time in the United States
Program from the U.K., launched in partnership with ACC Northeast,
pairs up in-house counsel mentors and mentees across the region
BOSTON – September 26, 2019 – The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Northeast is pleased to be the first organization to offer the MOSAIC (Mentoring Opportunities Shared Amongst In-House Counsel) program in the United States. Developed by two in-house attorneys in the United Kingdom, the successful program serves as a technology-based mentoring community for connecting in-house attorneys to share ideas, skills and career advice.
“The Northeast chapter is the first to pilot MOSAIC for the ACC, which will pair up in-house counsel mentors and mentees across the region as an exclusive offer to our members,” said Gemma Dreher, vice president of ACC Northeast. “We hope the program will further enhance our association’s ability to enable productive connections, collaboration and engagement between members with similar interests and eventually expand to other chapters.”
MOSAIC’s technology platform matches mentors and mentees based on preferences indicated, including geography, industry, practice area, and years in practice. The program’s algorithm then suggests members and matches to work together in a supportive relationship that is unique to each pairing.
“When I first started out, I found having a seasoned mentor not only helped me build my professional confidence, but also my professional network inside and outside my organization,” said Colin S. Levy, Corporate Counsel for Salary.com. “Today, providing new colleagues with confidential career advice or helping them hone their craft is rewarding in its own right, but I’ve found it also infuses my own work with fresh perspective and makes me a better leader.”
The MOSAIC program has already produced successful mentoring pairs from ACC member companies from Canon, Shire Pharmaceuticals and VISA. Additional information on MOSAIC is available at https://mosaicforlawyers.com.
About the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Northeast Chapter
ACC Northeast is the organization of choice for in-house counsel in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. With more than 1,400 in-house attorneys from companies of all sizes throughout the Northeast, we offer regular educational programs sponsored by local law firms that cover timely topics of interest to in-house counsel, using the expertise of the sponsoring firms and that of member panelists. The chapter gives back to the community with strong advocacy, pro bono, women's and diversity initiatives. To learn more, follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.