Many professionals across a range of industries consider mentoring a critical part of their career success. Yet, studies have shown that historically, a surprisingly small amount of women have taken advantage of the many benefits of mentorship.
Fortunately, we’re seeing that change — especially after the challenges and changes that have happened across the globe over the last few years.
Those interested in seeking out the guidance of a mentor may still be wondering how to approach someone about it. Others may not realize they themselves can become mentors — and this relationship can be beneficial to their own success.
Check out our WIR TV episode, “Why Mentorship Is Critical to Success,” as we hear from Nicola Cronin, Head of Engagement at Guider AI; Lisa Ames, CMO at Norwest Venture Partners; Lisa HoLung, Media Director at April Six and Jill Melchionda, WIR Board Member, on the many advantages of mentorships.
Their conversation covers:
- How mentorship is more than just offering advice and having conversations about your life experiences.
- Why being a mentor empowers others to discover their strengths, work with their weaknesses, and set new goals!
- How mentorship can equip mentees with the tools and confidence needed to advocate for themselves at work.
- What it takes to be a mentor and the importance of “reverse mentoring”.