Mentors Don’t Have To Look Like You with Amazon’s Dora Maria Abreu

Episode 32

Dora Maria Abreu

Regional Program Manager for Engineering Excellence | Amazon

Are you looking for a mentor and having a hard time finding one? Dora Maria Abreu shares with us her mentorship journey in male dominated industries where she often found herself to be the “only one”.

Dora is a Regional Program Manager for Engineering Excellence at Amazon. She has worked in the Technology, Education, Telecommunications, Aerospace and Financial sectors. She is also an Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team where she contributes her expertise as a Leadership Expert, Motivational Speaker, and Mentor.

In this episode, Dora talks about how to build your community of mentors. Dora encourages us to bond with role models outside the comforts of your environment by simply thinking outside of the box and letting go of the notion that “you need mentors that look like you”. Dora also shares how she integrates work and life to create opportunities that allow her to shine and be her best.

“Don’t have just one mentor. Get a variety of mentors, so you can get different perspectives.”

Dora Maria Abreu