Mentoring is not just about career development. Mentoring is, first and foremost, a dialogue, a mutually beneficial relationship, and a shared learning experience. And when you multiply that practice so that it reaches a critical mass in your organisation, then you are creating a culture that lives and breathes feminine values and behaviours such as collaboration, innovation, internal and external networks, openness to diversity, stepping back, listening and reflecting, nurturing growth.
Through dialogues, people enrich their understanding of another culture, another gender, another profession, another industry, another experience, another [insert here any “other”]. This is why mentoring has been more popular in its innovative forms, rather than the traditional ones, in the past decade: