In so many ways as a young chick starting out in my career I would have, upon reflection, benefited from the guidance of an experienced mentor. A role model that I could trust implicitly & seek counsel from with confidence. It was just recently that I gained my first mentor, the incredible Marie Santos of Net Savvy She just quietly swept into my life, during my maternity leave, unknowingly counselled me to shift my mindset to ready myself into action, taking the plunge to start my online business.

I know I’m not alone in this, a little guidance & the right kind of advice & constructive criticism where necessary goes a long way to creating a healthy attitude to our work life. Having someone in your corner, who has been there & done it before you, and has your best interest at heart is worth their weight in gold.

A little Linked In research today, directed me to PropellHer, an incredibly inspiring group pathing the way for our new generation of go-getters!

PropellHer was created to support women in achieving their career goals who so often, face a different career trajectory to men. Taking time out of their career to be family’s primary care giver, and seeking flexible work arrangements to manage their job with their home, have all be cited as obstacles. There are roughly equal numbers of men and women in the workplace, but in senior management positions the low number of positions held by women is very concerning.

Research has shown that formal mentoring programs increase rates of promotion but historically women have had less access to mentors and mentoring relationships.  A mentor is a valuable asset to any woman in the workforce, helping them to navigate their career and find personal success. The PropellHer platform overcomes the barriers of traditional mentoring programs by matching and managing the mentor – mentee relationship all online. You can now access your perfect mentor on the opposite side of the globe, communicate seamlessly and meet them face to face over video conferencing.

Pretty…darn…brilliant Ladies. Bring it on!!!

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Love Karen x

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