Peer partnerships may be best-suited for some goals, and the article makes an effective case for that. But the title is unfortunate. It’s not an either/or thing. Mentoring can have a decisive influence for women especially. In her new book on gender equality in the workplace, Iris Bohnet cites research finding that men tend to be paired with influential mentors who actively advocate for them, while women tend to be paired with less senior mentors who merely advise and coach. (See Iris Bohnet, “What Works: Gender Equality By Design”)
I just wanted to thank you for this. Today I had a rough day that started with a nightmare regarding my twin… Then through the day I received a lot of mixed signals (even from him) and reading this… It resonated with me so hard it scared me. My twin and I are in separation right now, he cut all contact with me (except my best friend, she the only person that somehow keeps us together right now) and he’s dating someone else. He sometimes comes to my dreams and stay silent, he just look at me and says nothing but he seems sorry everytime. I was feeling very low today but I came across this post and it made me cry. I actually felt it made sense and kinda felt my twin through some of the things you wrote. Again, thank you. Thank you.