Mentoring is a very empowering tool. Think back to the times you needed guidance in your life, whether it was professional or personal. Who did you go to for help? What advice did she give you? Having a woman in your life supporting you and giving you honest, constructive advice is invaluable when you’re striving to create your abundant life.
If you’ve grown from having a mentor – now it’s your turn to guide someone else. The hurdles you’ve faced on your journey and the experience you’ve gained because of them can guide another woman who is facing similar struggles. In her Forbes article, “Mentoring Matters: The Importance Of Female Mentorship,” Maryann Bruce says that when women mentor women, “it helps them gain access to opportunities and cultivates their confidence.” Women need each others’ encouragement to help them gain confidence in themselves and their dreams.
How do you become a mentor? Look around for a woman in your life who is working to reach goals she’s set for herself. Is there a way you can help her? Maryann says that a mentor provides a safe haven for questions and topics about professional development and confidence. Reach out and cultivate a level of trust so your mentee knows she can come to you with anything.
Single Steps Strategies is devoted to empowering women to create their own fulfilled lives. We want to encourage a strong community of women who can give each other advice and support. Reach out and offer to mentor a woman in your life today! For more tips on who you should mentor and how to begin, read Maryann’s full article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/committeeof200/2021/10/26/mentoring-matters-the-importance–of-female-mentorship/?sh=5d1e759eccaa