How Do You Mentor Technical Women at Work? Sun Engineering Enrichment and Development (SEED) Program (Case Study 1)
Paired mentors and protégés exchange advice for career advancement and reduced turnover. Formal mentoring programs may include organized activities that provide a framework for the mentor-protégé relationship and can lead to more rapid career advancement and higher career satisfaction for participants than non-participants. New hires and established employees at Sun Engineering are paired with executives and senior Engineering staff in a well-organized program. Participants are four times more likely to be promoted and twice as likely as company averages to earn superior performance ratings.