Challenges faced together are often easier to manage. That’s true no matter your age or stage in life. Having someone who is by your side to help you face challenges is the power of mentorships! So for International Women’s Month, we are celebrating the power of mentoring in order to challenge current systems and eliminate inequity and gender bias.
Our Women United program, which teaches financial stability to women through workshops and one-on-one money management mentoring, provides an opportunity for women to reach financial goals and begin the path to self-sufficiency. Our mentors provide encouragement and support as mentees work through action steps to achieve their short-term goals, while working toward more long-term dreams.
Here are some ways you can challenge gender bias and encourage mentoring.
Encourage friends and family to become mentors.
Create community by sharing the benefits of mentorship. In the workplace mentees gain a wider perspective of their industry, develop a network and draw value from it. A stronger network also helps generate more professional opportunities and helps the mentee learn from their mentor’s expertise.
Share social posts that uplift women.
Fight the ways that social media can tear women down by posting empowering content. For example, share an article about the increasing number of women who are running for office or making great contributions to our community. By taking this step you can lead by example and inspire others to do the same.
Call out gender bias when you see it.
Whether you are quiet or outspoken, it’s important to spread awareness and call out inequity wherever it exists. By speaking up, you bring attention to a phenomenon of which some people might not be aware.
Join our ¸Women United group to find a mentor.
Women United is a global organization over 70,000 women strong. If you or someone you know needs support, considering joining our local Women United program to learn through our financial stability program and connect with a mentor.
Join Women United to become a mentor.
Mentors are in great demand as well. Forge a powerful relationship that will change the life of another woman.