How to Be a Better Ally to Members of Historically Marginalized Communities

By Sheryll Poe | August 17, 2022

An article in the Harvard Business Review outlines the differences between sponsorship and mentorship and why both types of support are key to ensuring that women and members of historically marginalized communities (HMCs) are fully supported in their careers. “Allies need to not only offer the emotional support of mentoring but also be intentional about identifying opportunities for sponsorship and using our social capital to lift up those who might otherwise go unnoticed, writes Rosalind Chow, associate professor of organizational behavior and theory at Carnegie Mellon University.

Read: “Don’t Just Mentor Women and People of Color. Sponsor Them.” in HBR.

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