Why Mentoring is Critical for Success

Mentorship can significantly improve diversity and inclusion , if you know how to do it right.
By: | August 21, 2019 • 2 min read

The evidence is undeniable: Creating a culture of mentorship builds leadership pipelines, reduces talent attrition and creates more opportunities for women.

Unfortunately, although the concept of women mentoring women has been around for a while, now is the time for employers to make a much stronger commitment to mentoring, one that includes active participation by men and women alike. Attendees at this year’s HR Technology Conference & Expo, Oct. 1-4, will get a great chance to learn how that can work for their organizations.

The show’s Why Mentoring Matters session, part of the Women in HR Tech Summit, is set for 9:10-10 a.m. Oct. 1 The session will help attendees understand how to significantly improve diversity and inclusion results through mentorship. Plus, the expert panel will unpack what’s needed to implement a mentorship program, how technology can assist and why mentorship can be one of the best paths to career success.

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The panel includes Portia James, director of leadership and organizational development at Paychex; Katharine Mobley, global CMO at First Advantage; and Jeff Weber, senior vice president of people and places at Instructure.

“Our panel will discuss how to create a culture of mentorship within in your organization,” Mobley says. “We will also explore when to consider the role of a mentor versus a sponsor in your own career path.”

Mobley explains that there is a key distinction between both, noting that the concept for the panel came from an earlier discussion regarding the power of both mentors and sponsors for women in business.

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