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Get Many Mentors

In conversation with: Tina Seelig, Stanford University

Early in her career, author and board director Shellye Archambeau realized the wisdom of having many mentors, not just one. Often, she says, it’s helpful to not seek formal “mentorship,” but to gradually adopt mentors by asking for advice and always following up. Furthermore, she has found, mentors often turn into sponsors—the people who actively advocate for you and advance your career.