men·​tor·​ship ˈmen-ˌtȯr-ˌship How to pronounce mentorship (audio)
: the influence, guidance, or direction given by a mentor
Francie rides under the mentorship of Rodney Jenkins.Ami Rosi
The solution, they decided, was a two-year program welcoming adolescents into the community with equal doses of mentorship, Scripture and recreation.Nathan Thornburgh
Senior Senate women intentionally cultivate a collaborative spirit through social events and mentorship.Jill Filipovic

Examples of mentorship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The table is jammed with pamphlets for youth mentorship, a pretrial diversion program and domestic violence resources. Sam Gringlas, NPR, 9 May 2024 The fellows – who must be passionate about producing stories from underrepresented perspectives – will also receive mentorship and training via masterclasses, one-on-one coaching from creative executives and meet-and-greets with industry leaders. Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 May 2024 The organization regularly hosts development workshops, mentorship programs and mixers for their members. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 8 May 2024 The winner receives a silver trophy, a grant of €150,000 (about $162,000), and a one-year mentorship at La Fabrique du Temps, LV’s modern manufacturer in Switzerland. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 7 May 2024 Highgarden focuses on the professional personal development of team members through mentorship, training, and a supportive network. Indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis Star, 6 May 2024 The Women Radio Centre’s annual workshop provides mentorship, coaching, and resources to support investigative stories. Cameron Pugh, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 May 2024 Managers can be intentional about having check-ins with teams, fostering connection during the onboarding process, recognizing employees’ accomplishments, and finding innovative ways to collaborate across teams, such as offering mentorship opportunities. Alexa Mikhail, Fortune, 2 May 2024 The group discussed their experience at The 2023 Thrill of Possibility Summit sponsored by Nissan and the value of attending HBCUs including a sense of community, mentorship opportunities and one-of-a-kind, rich cultural experiences that can contribute to academic and career success. Okla Jones, Essence, 2 May 2024

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Word History


mentor entry 1 + -ship

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mentorship was in 1848

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“Mentorship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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