It's no secret that professionals are often groomed by others who’ve paved the way in their chosen fields
I was certainly fortunate that some of IBM's most intelligent, perceptive and driven female executives took the time to guide me in the right direction. And, today, I’m happy to have the opportunity to pass the torch by mentoring young women across a variety of scientific disciplines. But, if it’s one thing I’ve learned about being the go-to for anyone in their career, it’s how to embrace being a truly proactive mentor.
Proactive can mean a variety of things. It can be as simple as monthly check-in calls, meetings or emails to stay in touch. For some, it can mean having a mentee assigned by Human Resources. But, to me, being a proactive mentor is so much more than this.