IdEA's E-Mentoring Group provides professional development opportunities to diasporas.


About IdEA

IdEA enables diaspora members to connect to each other and to opportunities to foster development in their countries of heritage. That is why IdEA is working with MicroMentor to offer opportunities for mentorship to our membership. Now you can use IdEA’s network to mobilize your business potential, or to use your business expertise to give back to a budding entrepreneur.

Sign up to participate as a mentor and help entrepreneurs build their skills and their businesses; or sign up as a mentee and take advantage of the experience and time our mentors provide to entrepreneurs like you.

Powered by MicroMentor

This program is made possible by MicroMentor, an online community of entrepreneurs and business mentors. In addition to creating a space for mentoring to take place, MicroMentor empowers organizations like yours with technology to create their own mentoring offerings.

How it works

1. Create a profile on MicroMentor

A complete profile is the first step to connecting with others. It lets people know who you are and why you are here. The quality of your profile greatly affects your impression on others you are trying to connect with.

2. Reach out to others in your group

Once your profile is complete, connecting with another user is as easy as messaging them from their profile. Personalize your messages so that their recipient feels relevant and appreciated.

3. Start mentoring!

Once you’ve connected, it’s time to set goals, expectations, and a schedule. You might meet in person over coffee, or you might talk on the phone or video chat. It’s up to you to decide how and how often you meet, as well as what you’ll work on together and what milestones you want to achieve.

How to connect with others in your community

In the people search, you will notice that other members of your organization may also be on MicroMentor. You will know if another user is in-network when their profile says "Member: International Diaspora Engagement Alliance" (see image for example)

If you would like to connect with somebody in the wider global MicroMentor community, there are thousands of others to choose from.