Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
I often hear that women need more mentorship from men and women leaders to advance their careers. While this is true, women need more than mentorship alone. Women need sponsorship, too!
Mentorship vs. sponsorship
What is the difference between “mentorship” and “sponsorship”?
There are a few critical distinctions between the roles. Mentorship is about advising. They help by guiding behind the scenes. Sponsorship, on the other hand, is about acting. Sponsors support individuals they believe in by publicly advocating them when they are not in the room.
In her Harvard Business Review article, organizational behaviour expert Herminia Ibarra succinctly describes the difference […]