Why Women Need Career Sponsors More Than Mentors

Black businesswoman in conference room with co-workers "Unlike a mentor, a sponsor is someone who can not only advise you on your career, but actively help advance it. They have power in an organization and can use their social capital and credibility to advocate for you." In a recent FastCompany article "Why Women Need Career Sponsors More Than Mentors", Sava Berhane discusses the importance of finding a career sponsor and outlines three tips to help gain a sponsor. Women are 54% less likely than men to have a sponsor. However, sponsors do better position women and men for advancement in the workplace, but first, you must seek one out. Read more here