Ladder by 8B for Students, Graduates and professionals

Career development, Professional growth or Personal development. Our expert mentors will help you set and reach your individual goals.

Why Join?

Being mentored is one of the most effective ways of accelerating your personal and professional growth. Here are some of the benefits you will get by joining our mentorship programme:

Learn from the best in the industry through 1:1 mentoring
Access to a wide range of webinars and virtual mentoring events
Access to networking opportunities with alumni and like-minded students and professionals
…and much more! We are constantly adding features to improve on your experience

How it works

Sign-Up for FREE

We’ve made it easy for you to join us. Sign up for free with an email address or use your Facebook, Gmail or LinkedIn accounts and complete your profile.

Find a Mentor

Choose a mentor from a recommended list based on your profile and preferences or find one yourself by browsing through our mentor profiles.

1:1 Mentoring

Once matched, your mentor will initially be committed to 8 fortnightly meetings. Towards the end of these sessions, talk to your mentor about the possibility of additional sessions if you so wish. Mentoring sessions are primarily via online video.

Meet Our Mentors

Our powerful network of highly qualified mentors will work closely with you to help you achieve your personal, professional and academic goals

Dr. Shaffiq Essajee (BMBCh)

Senior Advisor in HIV


Fellowship Training, New York University BMBCh, University of Oxford MA, University of Cambridge BS, University of California, San Francisco

Davis Balaba

Data Science Manager


MBA, M.Sc., PhD, Georgia Tech BS, Saint Louis University

Aarthi Belani

Partner, Jones Day

JD, LLM, NYU School of Law

JD, LLM, NYU School of Law BA, Stanford University

Judith Bosire

Economist, Deloitte & Co-Founder

DNA Romance

MA, Simon Fraser University MA, University at Buffalo BA, Mount Holyoke College

Herman Bynke

Serial Entrepreneur

BS, Stockholms universitet

BS, Stockholms universitet BS, State University of New York at New Paltz

Alan Davidson

Co-Executive Director,


JD, Columbia Law School BA, University of Michigan