Sponsorship/Mentoring

Sponsors are advocates in positions of authority who use their influence intentionally to help others advance, while mentors provide advice, feedback, and coaching. Both are important to advancement as employees navigate the workplace and earn opportunities for growth.


  • For over 20 years, Anne-Marie Hubert’s primary objective has been attracting, developing, and helping people achieve their full potential, which she believes  is fundamental to the success of a business and the economy. As Managing Partner, Advisory Services at Ernst & Young, she is well-known...

  • Catalyzing
    Take Five: Sponsorship

    When asked the reason for their success, most business leaders point to someone in their past who took more than a passive interest in their career and offered advice and championship at critical times. We know that having a sponsor who can provide access to the informal networks within an...

    September 14, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

  • Catalyzing
    Sponsorship: What’s in a Name?

    What does the word “sponsorship” mean to you? For Catalyst’s Sarah Dinolfo, Director, Research, at first it meant very little. But this changed as she uncovered the power influential sponsors had on her own career. In this post—the third in series by co- authors of Sponsoring Women to...

    November 30, 2011 by Sarah Dinolfo

  • Catalyzing
    Take 5: Mentorship and Sponsorship

    January is National Mentoring Month in the United States, an initiative geared for individuals, schools, and businesses to foster relationships between mentors and mentees and increase the number of mentors nationwide. When young people are mentored, they are less likely to drop out of school,...

    January 12, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

  • A listing of Catalyst Canada Honours Champions since 2010.

  • The Catalyst Canada Honours annually recognizes exceptional role models for accelerating progress for all women through workplace inclusion. Since 2010, more than 30 outstanding individuals have been honoured as Champions, representing the gold standard for leadership in corporate Canada.

    If...