According to a study from Catalyst, 65 percent of women who were mentored became mentors themselves. Youth.gov also claims that mentorship leads to higher college enrollment rates, improves interpersonal skills, and decreases the likelihood of using drugs and alcohol.
But there are good reasons why you should find a powerful female mentor or encourage new staff to become mentors!
Finding a female mentor who is in your corner rallying for your success motivates you to set goals, understand challenges, and embrace the diversity of women in the workforce.
Here are some insights into the power of female mentors and how to find one:
Learn to take calculated risks
Former First Lady Michelle Obama credits her mentor as someone who encouraged her to take chances. She tells More Magazine that her mentor was a single mom who inspired her to open a daycare program for some of her faculty members and staff members’ children while at Princeton.