Fostering Mentorship & Relationships
Mentorship plays a critical role in developing a workplace that is supportive and diverse from the top down. This becomes especially true when considered against today’s work environments, in which women report fewer substantive interactions with senior leaders than their male counterparts. More than half (51%) of women in senior management report they interact with a company leader at least once a week, compared to 62% of men, and women indicate that the presence or absence of a supportive mentorship program is what ultimately drives their decision either to remain within their organization or to leave.
No matter what society says, there’s enough room for everyone at the table. We unpack the struggles of navigating a competitive landscape, lay emphasis on building positive relationships, and explore what it means to pay it forward.
Evaluating the current landscape for women in the workplace and clearly defining the benefits of building a network and team of mentors and sponsors in career progression
Recognizing how each woman can become an informal mentor or advocate for the other women in their network, letting go of our collective competitiveness and feelings of being threatened by other women
Understanding the concept of Second-Generation Gender Bias and the impact mentorship can have on addressing bias
Personally identifying individual growth opportunities and outlining strategies to find quality mentors