It’s hard charting a successful career path as a woman of color, which is why having a mentor is so important. But often, women of color don’t have mentors, or they have mentorships with men. And while having a male mentor is better than having no mentor at all, how do you find someone to help you navigate the workplace hurdles that are often placed in front of women of color?

To answer this question, The Root and Fusion are hosting a panel discussion called “Realizing Genius: Mentorship and Women of Color” on May 18 in New York City.

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We’ve tapped an incredible panel of high-powered, successful women to provide insights on finding a mentor, what to look for in a mentor and how to be a mentor. The discussion will be moderated by Sophia Chang, all-around hustler and music aficionado, who was one of the first Asian-American women to make a career in the hip-hop game. The panelists who’ll be dropping pearls of wisdom include radio personality Angela Yee of The Breakfast Club; music executive Antoinette Trotman; author-TV producer Kim Osorio; The Root Managing Editor Danielle Belton; and Fusion Editor-in-Chief Dodai Stewart.

Please join The Root and Fusion for what will surely be a lively and thought-provoking discussion, as well as a chance to network and socialize with some amazing women and perhaps meet a potential mentor to help guide your career. Space is limited, so RSVP here.

Date: Thursday, May 18

Location: New York City (more details to come after you RSVP)

Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

Panel begins: 7 p.m.

Reception: 8 p.m.