#WorkTrends Recap: Mentoring: Women Elevating Women

Success in business does not happen alone. Most successful people will tell you that mentorship has played a big part in their journey to the top. Mentorship, whether it occurs in or out of the workplace, has numerous personal benefits, especially for women.

This week on #WorkTrends, we were joined by Valerie Martinelli, previously of the Center for Economic & Policy Development, Inc. She discussed the pros of mentorship and how women in the workplace can develop a support system for elevating the cause of women in the workplace. Valerie also shared the widespread benefits of mentoring programs and how these are important programs for employers to institute into their culture.

Here are some other key points that she shared:

  • Mentors do not need to be older or wiser but the person must be able to give value
  • It should be a give and take relationship when it comes to mentoring
  • Being mentored takes guts. You have to be prepared for what your mentor is giving you.

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