Wafaa El-Sadr, global director of ICAP at Columbia University, acts as a mentor to two women at earlier stages in their careers. In addition to offering advice and support, mentors can also help mentees progress their careers through finding suitable workshops, trainings, and networking opportunities, El-Sadr explained, from her own experience of being a mentor.

Speaking fondly of one mentee, El-Sadr said: “She’s a remarkable person who has done amazing work … but I feel like she’s always done it behind the scenes … and over the past couple of years, I’ve taken it upon myself to find opportunities for her.”

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