Am I feeling fear or intuition? A question that resonates with all millennial women. Career Consultant Jill Jacinto says, "Women who are entering the career world still tiptoe around the workplace as opposed to carving out a place for themselves." She continues, "Fear and a lack of confidence are holding them back from achieving their full potential. No matter what role you have you need to be able to sell yourself and your ideas to the person on the other side of the table." For these young professionals, the person on the other side of the table is their mentor; someone who is an active listener and dedicated to their success.
Generously sharing their insight on mentorship, here's what these women had to say about the importance of recognizing the accelerators in your life.
Rebecca Leung Comsa, Service Delivery Manager
"I was told early in my career by a fantastic former boss to have a board of directors in my life so I have already been a big fan of having multiple mentors. I was lucky enough to have several people coach me through different circumstances in my life. My undergraduate professors at Ryerson University, Dr. Donald Tham, really took me under his wing and provided me an incredible engineering mindset while Dr. Frankie Stewart supported me within the Women in Engineering program. She was one of the first women who provided an example to me on how to lead in a male-dominated field. Within the industry, Nathan Raveen of Eaton Corporation has been a steadfast supporter of my career.