WISE provides an environment of growth and support for business women. We’re able to connect with each other and help each other take our businesses to the next stage, contributing to each other’s success as a group. We are supportive of each other and offer advice. We are a group of women mentoring other women.
But what does this mean? And why is it so important in the business community to have a mentor? WISE women help each other achieve their goals, and we support each other in difficult times. We talk about the challenges we’ve faced or are facing so that our experiences can help others overcome those same challenges. We are empowering women to be leaders in the community.
Having a mentor early in your career can help women immensely. For younger career-minded women, mentorship is an opportunity to learn from others in the workforce that are more experienced than they are. For those that have been in the workforce for a while, mentoring a new employee is a way to learn what the younger generations in the workforce are thinking. Each generation faces its own unique challenges in the workplace, and women can learn from each other.
According to Business Insider, the biggest variable that differentiates women in business who are moderately successful versus phenomenally successful, but are equally educated and qualified, is access to a mentor1. So what do you do? Find a mentor. Network in the community. Join other WISE women at the August 20th event.
- “Every Woman Should Have A Mentor at Work” by Melissa Stanger, published December 17, 2012. http://www.businessinsider.com/every-woman-should-have-a-mentor-at-work-levo-league-2012-12