Sponsorship/Mentoring

Sponsors are advocates in positions of authority who use their influence intentionally to help others advance, while mentors provide advice, feedback, and coaching. Both are important to advancement as employees navigate the workplace and earn opportunities for growth.

  • Catalyzing
    Profiles in Disruption: Why Mentorship is Key

    Some of the most prominent people have credited their success to mentors who have had an indelible influence on their lives. Oprah Winfrey confided in Maya Angelou when it came to navigating through life; Lean In’s Sheryl Sandberg turned to Larry Summers for advice while she was at student  at...

    March 20, 2015 by Catalyst

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    Australia Webinar: Maximizing Mentoring and Securing Sponsorship

    Catalyst research has found that while mentoring is essential to leadership development, it is not enough, on its own, to help women advance. Our studies point to a more influential professional relationship: sponsorship.

    Join this webinar to learn how sponsorship helps combat the three key...

    Date & Time:
    16 September 2015
    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. AEDT
    3:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. UTC
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    Ask a Catalyst Expert: How to Get a Sponsor

    What is the difference between mentoring and sponsorship, and how can I get a sponsor?

    The best way to describe the difference is, “A mentor will talk with you, but a sponsor will talk about you.” A mentor will provide you with advice and guidance on your personal and professional development....

    February 2, 2015 by Anna Beninger

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    Top 7 Quotables From Our Catalyst Connects Series

    No career journey has ever followed a straight path; there are often unexpected twists and turns. Whether it’s deciding to make a complete career change, trying to balance your professional and personal lives, or figuring out how to advance within your organization, the road to success is far...

    January 22, 2015 by Catalyst

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    India Webinar: Maximizing Mentoring and Securing Sponsorship

    Catalyst research has found that while mentoring is essential to leadership development, it is not enough, on its own, to help women advance. Our studies point to a more influential professional relationship: sponsorship.

    Join this webinar to learn how sponsorship helps combat the three key...

    Date & Time:
    23 September 2015
    3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. IST
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GMT
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    India Webinar: Advancing Women in Tech-Intensive Industries

    Technology-intensive fields, such as high tech, oil and gas, and energy, have grown rapidly in the 21st century, far outstripping other industries.

    It’s no secret that women in tech roles in STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math—face significant challenges. Catalyst’s research on...

    Date & Time:
    19 August 2015
    3:30 p.m – 4:30 p.m. IST
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GMT
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    India Webinar: International Women’s Day

    On International Women's Day, we celebrate the achievements of women past, present, and future, and work to create a world where girls have the same educational opportunities as boys and women have the same economic and employment opportunities as men. Such a world would not only be fairer; it...

    Date & Time:
    4 March 2015
    3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. IST
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GMT
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    Canada Webinar: Maximizing Mentoring and Securing Sponsorship

    Catalyst research has found that while mentoring is essential to leadership development, it is not enough, on its own, to help women advance. Our studies point to a more influential professional relationship: sponsorship.

    Join this webinar to learn how sponsorship helps combat the three key...

    Date & Time:
    17 September 2015
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
    4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. GMT
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    US Webinar: Maximizing Mentoring and Securing Sponsorship

    Catalyst research has found that while mentoring is essential to leadership development, it is not enough, on its own, to help women advance. Our studies point to a more influential professional relationship: sponsorship.

    Join this webinar to learn how sponsorship helps combat the three key...

    Date & Time:
    24 September 2015
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. GMT
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    Ask Deborah: What Advice Would You Give Your 30-Year-Old Self?

    Today we’re introducing a new column, Ask Deborah, to help readers get to know our President and CEO Deborah Gillis. Deborah was appointed CEO in January 2014. She is Catalyst’s fourth president in 52 years—and the first from outside of the United States (Deborah is Canadian). As a breast...

    November 3, 2014 by Deborah Gillis