As you know I am totally committed to seeing more women thrive in their careers, step up and speak out. I am committed to seeing better diversity in leadership teams from all angles, gender, culture, and generational.
I believe that powerful high performing teams are made up of a diverse range of individuals, who have learned to embrace their strengths, communicate well and work together in a complimentary way.
This goes for mentoring along a career journey, you will need different mentors for different layers and stages of your journey.
Sometimes it will be someone of a similar background, same gender, culture or age group as yourself, and sometimes there is enormous value in having the complete opposite.
I embrace the point that everyone has value to share with another. This kind of thinking requires an open mind, and a more strategic approach to choosing mentors.