The importance of workplace allies

Mentoring allies diversity inclusiveness gender pay gap

“There’s a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.” When former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke these words during a 2006 keynote address, she shone a lasting spotlight on the essential role of successful women in enabling other females to scale the career ladder.

Fast forward a decade, and her remark still gives context to discussions about the importance of women’s networks, as well as the necessity of sponsors, mentors and female role models in the business world.

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