A Village of Women: Why Women Business Owners Matter as Mentors
By Julie Bawden Davis
As we celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26, we should take time to remember that mentoring and being mentored are keys to success for many women in business. It often takes a village comprised of outstretched and interlocking hands.
“There is nothing like a great mentor—someone who can guide you and provide honest, real-time, practical advice,” says Jackie Stone, CMO of MiMedia. “Mentors don't judge your thoughts, ideas or dreams—they help you achieve them. My mentors have guided me to new opportunities and pushed me to take risks.”
Mentoring can be life changing, believes Amber Alvarez, executive design director of Fuze Interactive, a company that teaches kids how to code. “I was frustrated in my role at a sprawling company. I felt I had good ideas, but no one to listen to them,” Alvarez recalls. She met a woman in the company she admired in the elevator and met up with her for coffee. This meeting resulted in her landing her dream job.
“During the time I worked there, she coached me to greatness,” says Alvarez. “I never imagined anyone capable of such kindness. She reached down the ladder to help me up and changed my life.”
Kristy Muir Sevy, Fuze Interactive's CEO and founder, has a similar story. “A managing partner at a big VC firm offered to help me craft my pitch, and people were amazed I got a meeting with her,” says Sevy. “She brought another woman, a CEO of a multi-million dollar corporation. They mentored me for more than an hour. This was a huge lesson that successful women genuinely want to champion other women, and that I should never be afraid to simply ask for advice. ”
Read the full article on the American Express website under the leadership forum.
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