[From huffpost.com] “…Unfortunately, women have a harder time than men when it comes to finding a mentor. A 2012 survey showed that 63 percent of women have never had a formal mentor. The reason? Most women feel uncomfortable asking for mentorship. Women represent 52% of college students, but we are not asking for the guidance which is vital to our career growth!”
“When looking for a mentor, it is important that you seek a woman. According to Dr. Lucia Gilbert, Professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University, women benefit immensely from being mentored by other women. When mentored by men, rather than feeling confident and empowered, most women tend to feel intimidated because they see men as authority figures. Women mentors, on the other hand, are able to relate to and are better equipped to guide women through their particular challenges. Besides, women mentors also make great role models and provide much needed inspiration to aim high and set bigger and bolder goals.”
Ceresa Radically Better Mentoring is built on a foundation of credible, published research and data. In the Research Series, you’ll find highlights, shareable statistics, and links to the full source material.