Can Mentors Help Smash the Glass Ceiling?
Friends and admirers of Jim Flaherty will remember him today at his funeral as a devoted public servant, finance minister, family man and friend. And some will remember Flaherty as a mentor.
He was my mentor, and my champion. I ran for office because of his persistence.Minister of Labour and the Status of Women, Kellie Leitch
Kellie Leitch is just one of many people who credit Jim Flaherty for going out of his way to mentor young talent... especially, women.
For all the doors that have opened to women in the worlds of corporate power and politics in recent decades, the path to the top can still be difficult to climb without help.
Today we're asking how important it is to have a mentor's guidance.
- Arlene Dickinson in the CEO of Venture Communications and YouInc.com, and venture capitalist on CBC's hit series Dragons' Den.
- Alex Johnston is the Executive Director of Catalyst Canada.
- Judy Rebick is the founder of Rabble.ca and author, most recently, of "Occupy This."
We'd like to hear from you -- what's the value of mentorship? And if you've had a mentor help in your career, let us know about it.
This segment was produced by The Current's Peter Mitton and Liz Hoath.