Having a mentor is a gift for the Mentee but it is also a responsibility for the Mentor. The mentoring relationship and process can be a great learning experience and provide significant benefits for all involved, including the organisation.
There are benefits for the Mentee and the Mentor. It is about transfer of knowledge, sharing experience and developing new ideas. The mentoring process allows the mentee to explore new ideas in confidence. It is a chance to look more closely at yourself, your challenges and development needs, explore future opportunities and your vision for yourself.
The benefits for the Mentor and many. It’s an opportunity yo gain insights from the mentee’s background and history that can be used in the mentor’s own professional and personal development. It can be around promoting women within an organization and paying it forward.
In a well-matched mentoring arrangement, both parts of the pair can benefit from knowledge sharing and feel re-energised when they approach their career.
Now updated to take into account developments post #MeToo with a special section on what men need to know about mentoring women.
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