Mentors and sponsors serve different purposes, but their end goal is the same: to support employees in achieving their goals. Mentors are a source of guidance, feedback and support; sponsors are senior leaders with positions of authority who use their influence to help others advance. Both are critical in different ways to help break down obstacles to women’s careers, provide them with tools to navigate the workplace, and ensure successful transitions to leadership. But both require a different level and type of implication, both from the person asking for support and from the one providing it.
In this session, Caroline Pickard, Catalyst Europe Consultant, Nordic Region, will explore the success factors and benefits of the two types of programmes in supporting and empowering women in their careers, and when to use which.
Lunch and coffee break included.