Mentoring is widely known to be a powerful tool for career development. However, there is a big gap in mentoring opportunities for women across the age gap. Despite this, research shows that when women from different age groups come together, they can help each other smash the glass ceiling.
Mentoring has long been a critical factor in the success of business professionals, and while the benefits of mentorship are widely understood, there is still a gap in terms of who is being mentored.
A recent study found that women from across different age gaps are more likely to achieve their goals if they have a mentor. The study looked at the career trajectories of more than 15,000 women in the United States and found that those who had a mentor were more likely to have a higher salary, be in a leadership position, and receive promotions.
Interestingly, the study found that there was no significant difference in terms of success between mentees and mentors of different ages, suggesting that the benefits of mentorship are not limited to a particular generation.
This finding is significant given that there is often a perception that younger women need to rely on older women for guidance and support. By working together, older and younger women can help to break down the barriers that have been preventing them from achieving their full potential.
So, if you’re looking for ways to boost your career, it’s time to find a mentor. And if you’re an older woman looking to help others, consider becoming a mentor yourself. The benefits are clear – and the success of mentees is sure to inspire you.
Peace Nero is a writer and blogger who loves to explore different topics of self-development. She shares her personal experiences in order to help people discover their true purpose in life.