Welcome to Owner Impacts, a series dedicated to showcasing innovations, solutions, and leadership driven by our employee-owners—and powered by our people-first culture.

Earlier this month, Shawmut initiated the second round of mentoring pairs as part of Shawmut Connect. Launching in 2019 as part of Shawmut’s ongoing journey toward diversity, equity, and inclusion, Shawmut Connect is a one-on-one mentoring program that’s powered by a sophisticated algorithm that eliminates unconscious bias during the matching process, scientifically using skillset, experience, and goals to make the best matches. The relationship is anchored by a connection plan and continues as a completely guided experience on cloud-based software.

Hear from two of our employee-owners on their experiences as mentor and mentee, learning and growing from each other.


“I learned a great deal and felt that I had the chance to share information, projects, and initiatives that were beneficial.  We were a great match as we had many experiences in common and also learned from each other’s unique roles and perspectives within the company.”


“My mentor is accessible, knowledgeable, and a great person who frames up where I hope to be in 10 years. I really like his approach and philosophy to work and appreciate his experience, insight, and willingness to provide feedback for me.”