why mentor women?

  1. 8 in 10 Americans believe not having women in leadership positions prevents women from securing top leadership positions

  2. 63% of women have NEVER had a formal mentor

  3. Inequality starts at the very first promotion. This is even more dramatic for women of color

  4. Women receive less advice on how to advance, and they have less frequent interactions with managers and senior leaders 

  5. Women remain underrepresented at every level in corporate America, despite earning more college degrees than men for 30 years and counting

  6. Only 34% of women say that disrespectful behavior toward women is quickly addressed in their company

  7. 56% of companies run mentorship programs, less than a third run sponsorship programs that commit individual leaders to advocate for and create opportunities for women

  8. 63% of Millennials say their leadership skills are not being fully developed

  9. Women get less access to the people, input, and opportunities that accelerate careers

Sources: https://www.ddiworld.com/ddi/media/trend-research/womenasmentors_rr_ddi.pdf?ext=.pdf; https://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/gender-equality/women-in-the-workplace-2017;  https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/gender-equality/women-in-the-workplace-2017; https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/global/Documents/About-Deloitte/gx-millenial-survey-2016-exec-summary.pdf; https://chronus.com/mentoring-women-in-the-workplace