the better mentor™
is The Better Mentor™?
Mentoring is widely used by organizations as part of a larger strategy
to accelerate the development and progression of female and high
potential managers. At Cambridge Hill Partners we believe that well-designed
mentoring programs can serve an additional objective – that
of engaging senior executives as diversity champions. Traditional
mentoring programs sometimes fail because they do not recognize
that women and managers of color can not use the same strategies
that resulted in the success of white male counterparts.
The Better Mentor™ is a program designed
to increase the confidence and competence of senior executives in
coaching across differences. To understand these differences, senior
leaders are educated specifically about gender and racial dynamics
within their own organizations.
Who should consider The Better Mentor™?
of Women’s Leadership Networks who are seeking to increase
the number of senior executives involved in women’s leadership
who desire to advance high potential women and managers of color
in preparation for leadership
who need to prepare high potential managers to move from functional
experts to strategists
are the advantages?
Most mentoring programs are one way, focusing on the development
of proteges. The Better Mentor™ is focused
on increasing the competence, confidence and commitment of senior
leaders to mentor across differences. Increasing the capacity of
senior leaders yields several important advantages:
and skills developed by senior leaders through The Better Mentor™
strengthens organizational capacity for diversity
- The numbers
of senior leaders engaged in championing women’s leadership
is greatly increased
and progress of high potentials is increased
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