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Past Event: Who's Mentoring Who? The Millennials or the Baby Boomers?

Updated: Oct 4, 2022



Boomers vs Millennials


In today’s digital and fast pace environment a Millennial Mentor can be invaluable! Not only can you leverage their knowledge and facile mastery of technology, but you both learn inclusive behavior. The duality of reciprocal growth removes hierarchy and builds inclusive behavioral skills.


On May 2nd, 2019, we were joined by Eric Watson and one of his Millennial Mentors show us just how the dynamics of this relationship can work.


Speaker: Eric Watson


Eric is responsible for developing and advising Client Strategy, CDO Coaching, Advisory Board and serving as a Liaison and thought leader for Associations and Conferences. As a credible industry voice and innovator, he is also accountable for market and talent development.

Eric Watson is the former President and CEO of the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC), a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, with more than 250 corporate members and 475 certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) members.


Watson is responsible for the development and execution of strategy to achieve CVMSDC’s vision and goals of advancing business opportunities between major corporations and minority business enterprises in North Carolina, South Carolina and Central Virginia. His responsibilities also include membership and funding outreach, as well as, leadership of day-to-day operations related to services, programs, education, and staff and fiscal management.


Watson has 38 years of experience in operations management, including more than 25 years in the field of diversity and inclusion. Watson has developed strategies that impact business success through creating a vision for managing diversity, designing leadership mentoring programs to promote diversity, and establishing an accountability system for business.

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