On a regular old day, you’re plugging along, attending to the work tasks in front of you. Maybe you’re plotting out what assignments are coming up. Maybe you’re engrossed in a project with a tight deadline. Either way, you’re feeling good, generally speaking, about your work, your career decisions and progress.
And then you do it.
For many professionals, especially women, asking for a favor carries with it a stigma. Soliciting help may be associated with weakness. Worse yet, by asking for a favor we’re requesting that our counterpart go out of her way for us—thereby creating more work for her.
What if I told you—that because of one key relationship—you’d be far more likely to ask for a raise, get a promotion or advocate for a stretch opportunity? In fact those are only a few of the benefits that you can expect if you engage a sponsor. For women, having a sponsor means you’re far more likely to be satisfied with your career progression. Now who doesn’t want that?!
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