Climbing the corporate ladder?
A mentor or sponsor can give you a boost
For years, men have benefited from the ‘old boy’s network,’ building connections that can advance a career. If you don’t play golf, for example, what can you do to create connections that help you climb the corporate ladder? Ask a woman executive on the top of the rung how she got where she is today and odds are, she will credit a mentor or sponsor for helping her along the way.
A mentor provides guidance and support while a sponsor goes one step further and uses her influence to create opportunities. There are people out there who are willing to help, but it’s your responsibility to ask. For tips on establishing a mentor/mentee relationship, read Luma Wealth’s Climbing the Corporate Ladder? (Download PDF Below). A mentor or sponsor can give you a boost. In this piece you’ll learn:
- Why having a mentor is so important to your career
- Tips to help you find a mentor
- How to initiate a mentoring relationship
If you’re a senior executive, consider leveraging your strengths to help empower a junior colleague’s career. To learn more about how you can make a difference, read Be a Champion. Three reasons to help other women succeed.
Luma Wealth offers an array of social, educational and career building resources for senior executives and executives on the rise. Have a question or looking to network with individuals in your field? We’re here to help.