Question… Why do women typically have a harder time finding a mentor than men do?
This past week I posted “Mentors” which you can read here. It’s about how important mentors have been in my life.
After reading through some of the comments I’d like to back up and say this about where I am in my life now. It took a long time for me to get where I am in my career and in the relationships I have with my most trusted friends. I’ve had several mentors over the years and have been in several small groups. This doesn’t mean they were all good. Some were… some weren’t and as you would imagine, the right fit whether in a small group or a one on one situation comes when you feel the most comfortable to really be who you are and open up.
But as I read through some of the comments on my post and talk about mentors in normal offline conversation, I’m particular intrigued by what woman typically say about mentors… they general say this…
“It’s hard for me to find another woman to mentor me or find a small group of women to connect with.”
So… for those of you who are seeking mentors and those who are mentors…
Why do women typically have a harder time finding a mentor than men do?