As Head of Data at Mattermark, I had the remarkable opportunity to watch members of my team evolve as they progressed from roles as data analysts to machine learning engineers or senior product managers. Investing in the career development of my team was the best decision I made in that position. Here, Brittany Bennet, the Director of Data at Sunrise, explains how she cultivated her team of junior analysts. She recommends tactics such as blocking (and protecting) time during the workweek for professional development, openly discussing failures, and hiring a contract tutor. She also describes how her role shifted as her team members advanced and how her own experiences as a junior data analyst continue to motivate her today.