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February 19, 2022

In her talk on “Why we should all be mentees and mentors”, Karin Heinzel shares her life changing volunteering experience in India and how she met her first mentor there. She emphasised the importance of SDG Goal 5 - Gender Equality. Karin is the Founder and CEO of the Berlin-based Social Startup MentorMe. MentorMe is Germany’s biggest mentoring program for women. It helps female graduates and young professionals and professionals to enter the working world through 1) individual mentoring with job-experienced mentors 2) training and 3) a multitude of networking events and platforms. MentorMe has over 1400 registered mentors and 500 mentees per year. Karin Heinzl is also a member of the board of the German Association for Mentoring as well as a speaker, consultant and network expert. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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