Older woman and younger Many women and underrepresented groups would love a mentor – someone that has been where they are and can offer career guidance. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A mentor is an experienced and trusted advisor. A mentee-mentor relationship is built on trust, and. A mentor leverages their expertise and experience to guide a professional coming up through the ranks. According to a recent report, Future of Women 2020, 49% of respondents reported that it is a struggle to find mentors, and roughly one in five (18%) of respondents said that finding anyone to provide career guidance internally is hopeless.

Many initiatives within organizations are working to bridge the gender gap through a focus on STEM education and entry-level professionals, but few are focused on addressing the emerging leadership gap within the tech industry.

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