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.
Learn about how, with the support and participation of senior leaders at CH2M HILL, the company made a conscious decision to develop high-potential women more quickly by valuing potential over seniority in awarding critical assignments and job opportunities.
Read about Deutsche Bank's Accomplished Top Leaders Advancement Strategy (ATLAS) sponsorship program, launched with the goal of improving the gender balance at senior levels and increasing the pool of women eligible for the most senior positions in the firm.
Credit Suisse's pairs senior leaders with junior employees to educate senior employees about diversity, provide visibility to the junior employees, and improve cross-generational and cross-level communication. Mentors are young high-potential leaders in the organization; senior leaders focus on...