The Impact of Mentors

 
SHARE

How do you define leadership?

To me, the best leaders are authentic, direct, and allow their people to be personally accountable in their roles. I admire the qualities in the new leaders of today who choose to create their own opportunities and divert from more traditional career paths.

What advice do you have for women starting out in their careers?

I think it’s important for women to put their full drive behind their role in an organization no matter where they begin. Put in the effort and then seek out feedback to allow your work and your personal brand to grow and improve. 

It is so important to never stop expanding your network within and outside of the workplace. Having a network of peers and mentors who support you, challenge and inspire you provides a diverse pool to motivate you and to help you develop as both a person and a professional.

How has mentorship helped you grow throughout your career?

I have had a number of mentors throughout my career who have made an impact and contributed to my success. I have been fortunate to work directly with senior leaders early on who were mature and confident enough to allow me to contribute and thrive by owning my role. It was mentorship through osmosis and empowered me to take charge.

What makes Shaw a great place to work and find mentors?

Shaw really is one big extended family culturally which sets it apart from anywhere else I have worked. The Women @ Shaw program provides mentorship opportunities for both men and women, as well as development and networking opportunities within the organization. 

I co-founded the program to create mentorship growth opportunities for female leaders in the organization and to ensure they receive the same chances I had to take charge of their roles and their career.

Do you want more content like this?

Sign-up for our monthly newsletter and we'll keep you up-to-date articles written by some of today's thought-leaders in marketing, sales, leadership and innovation.


Sign-up Now
  Unsubscribe any time. We never share your email.
See our Privacy Policy. All emails sent by The Art of Productions Inc.

FREE The Art Of Magazine - Winter 2014

Never miss another issue!

Each issue is full of actionable articles from some of today's thought-leaders in marketing, sales, leadership and innovation. We'd love to send you a free digital copy each time a new issue comes out.

Subscribe For Free ›

Recommended for you

  • Life is Too Short to be Unhappy at Work

    Dr. Annie McKee

    For some, happiness and work are two words that don't make the same sentence. How do you live a content life while being unhappy with the work that you do? Dr. Annie Mckee explains why life is too short to do so.

     
  • Malala Inspires Leadership At Any Age

    Christopher Novais

    Malala Yousafzai is many things. The survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt. An activist for female rights and education. She is a fighter and a crusader for justice. But Malala is also a leader, despite her young age. Her mission is to remind us that leadership is about the willingness to speak for yourself and for others.

     
  • Work-Life Balance Is a Myth. Do This Instead

    Marcus Buckingham

    If you think about it, work-life balance is a strange aspiration for a fulfilling life. Balance is about stasis: if our lives were ever in balance — parents happy, kids taken care of, work working — then our overriding thought would be to shout, “Nobody move!” and pray all would stay perfect forever.

     

What Did You Think?