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How Mentorship Can Help Your Career

June 16, 2021


Could your career use a boost? Participating in a mentor relationship—as either mentor or mentee—might be just what you need. Learn about the benefits mentorship offers to both mentor and mentee, as well as what you can do to make sure you are getting the most out of the relationship.


  • Stacie Hoffmeister, Executive Director and Head of Wealth Management Home Office Talent and Diversity, Morgan Stanley

Episode Notes

  • Stacie's background and career path (1:38)
  • Brief digression on advantages of majoring in English (4:27)
  • Why mentorship is a valuable part of learning and development (5:13)
  • Why new professionals should participate in a mentorship program (8:52)
  • How mentorship can be particularly helpful for individuals who work in stock compensation (10:27)
  • How mentors benefit from their participation (11:27)
  • What mentees can do to ensure they get the most out of the relationship (14:13)
  • What the mentor's role is (19:20)
  • What pre-work can be helpful to ensure that meetings are productive (23:00)
  • Stacie's advice for anyone participating in the Women Leading in Equity mentor program (29:50)

About Our Guest

Breakthrough innovation, world class learning experiences and cutting edge approaches to D&I define how Stacie Hoffmeister creates value for Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management employees.  Stacie specializes in driving transformation and growth for already high achieving individuals, helping them step up into their next level greatness. 

Stacie brings together brand management expertise, the power of positive psychology science, and an entrepreneurial style.  Her career includes story development at major motion picture studios TriStar and 20th Century Fox, followed by over a decade of global brand management at Unilever, Coty, and Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy.  Mid-career, Stacie discovered her calling as a talent development and diversity leader.  She founded and ran a leadership development company for several years and pioneered programs around the world for Google and other tech giants.  Stacie believes that a growth mindset and inclusion are core leadership competencies.

Stacie holds a BA in English Literature from Columbia University and an MBA from NYU, which she earned during nights and weekends while maintaining full-time employment in brand management.  Stacie also has an International Coach Federation accredited positive psychology coach certification in individual and group coaching. 

Stacie resides in Scarsdale, New York with her two children Ava (14) and Roman (11).  She is a yogi, gardener and sailor.  She is a board member of the nonprofit Rocking the Boat, which teaches sailing and environmental science to the youth of the South Bronx.  Racial justice is a value around which Stacie’s life and work are organized.  The mantras Keep Learning and Advance Equity are her guiding lights.

  • Barbara Baksa
    By Barbara Baksa

    Executive Director


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