In the article Creating A Culture of Mentorship the leadership advisory firm Heidrick & Struggles presents its research, where more than 1,000 professionals have shared their experience with mentoring. The results show that mentorship is generally an impactful experience—particularly for self-described ethnic and racial minorities. Below we list some interesting highlights that the study presents on ethnic and racial minorities.
- Minority respondents were more likely to say they found their best mentoring relationship extremely important to their careers
- Minority mentees also have a stronger tendency to choose a mentor due to similar backgrounds
- Minority respondents are also more likely to have a continued relationship with their primary mentor
- Most mentees seek advice on strengths, professional development and career paths: 72% of respondents said their mentors gave them feedback on their professional strengths and development opportunities, 61% said they shared ideas about how to further their professional development, and 60% said they gave advice on different career paths
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