While 56% of Americans have had a mentor, there’s a disparity in the availability of mentors for women. According to a report by Lean In, “”Less than a quarter of Black women feel they have the sponsorship they need to advance their career.”” Black women are also less likely to be included in important conversations at work, thus giving them fewer chances to be noticed by people in leadership.

Many women struggle to advance to managerial roles, let alone rise to the C-suite, in part due to the lack of access to sponsors, mentors, or resources. This session will cover the benefits of working with a mentor, how to find one and how businesses can take steps to employ scalable mentoring programs in your company. As a result, you can see improved retention and engagement.