Mercy Abel knows how to keep multiple plates spinning. Describing herself as the “CEO of having a chat”, the creative acts as John Doe’s cultural insights and content lead by day, bridging connections with underestimated communities to foster nuanced storytelling in advertising. Having previously completed a two-year stint as an inclusion consultant for The Unmistakables, Mercy’s dedication to uplifting Black narratives is equally visible through her self-founded platforms, Into A Black Mind and Strong Black Woman, which celebrate and amplify the voices of the Black community. On top of this, Mercy is also the founder of Gen Z careers podcast audacity of we, where she helps fellow emerging talent understand the industry around them. Here, Mercy tells us about the power of mentorship – and how it has led her to where she is today.