Resignations down, earnings up: The power of mentoring

How female role models in the office make a huge difference

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In the run-up to Incisive Media's Women in Investment Festival on 3 March and its Mentoring Academy session – which will address what people should look for in a mentor and how to become a mentor or mentee – Laura Miller shines the spotlight on the need for role models within financial services.

Employees who have a work mentor earn more, are more committed to their career, and will stay longer at their company - and women in investment want them in the workplace. Some 30 years of research into the power of mentoring programmes has revealed what female employees know from experience: that mentors can be the difference between making it or not. Ritu Vohora, investment director at M&G, said: "It is important to have positive role models and mentors who have transitioned into roles often dominated by men - for example, fund managers and executive board members. Feel like an i...

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