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20 Inspiring Mentorship quotes from Women.

by Evalyne Ndanu
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I like to see quotes as the above and beyond. The perfect summaries that leave us with lots to digest yet are so satisfying. Quotes are soothing and Intriguing.
Having discussed on What is mentorship, It’s benefits and having had exclusive Interviews on Mentorship, in this article, we get to experience the above and beyond from fellow Women through quotes.

Here are 20 Inspiring mentorship quotes from Women.

“A mentor is someone who allows you to know that no matter how dark the night, in the morning, joy will come. A mentor is someone who allows you to see the higher part of yourself when sometimes it becomes hidden to your own view.” –Oprah Winfrey (American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist)

“The question is not only who can be your mentor but also who can you mentor?” –Mariela Dabbah (Author an award-winning best-selling author)

“We are what our great Mentors have taught us.” – Lailah Gifty Akita (Ghanaian and founder of Smart Youth Volunteers Foundation, Author of Think Great)

“Finally I was able to see that if I had a contribution I wanted to make, I must do it, despite what others said. That I was OK the way I was. That it was all right to be strong.” -Wangari Maathai (Was a Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.)

“The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” -Iyanla Vanzant ( American inspirational speaker, lawyer, New Thought spiritual teacher, author, life coach, and television personality.)

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” -Rosalynn Carter (A former First Lady, Writer and Activist.)

“If you are starting your own business, the best shortcut is to find a good mentor.” – Kim Kiyosaki ( Co-founder and CEO of The Rich Dad Company and a spirited advocate and educator of financial education.)

“It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential.” – Mary Barra (Chair and chief executive officer of General Motors)

“Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert in his or her chosen field.” – Lailah Gifty Akita  (Ghanaian and founder of Smart Youth Volunteers Foundation, Author of Think Great: Be Great!)

“Mentoring is: Sharing Life’s Experiences and God’s Faithfulness” – Janet Thompson (Founder and director of About His Work Ministries, is the recognized author of the “Dear God)

“Regardless of our titles or years of experience, we can learn from each other. Through mentoring and by being open to learn where we can reach our ultimate potential.” –Lily Benjamin

“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.” –Oprah Winfrey (American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist)

“Mentoring is a two-way street. The mentor gets wiser while mentoring, and the mentee gains knowledge through his/her mentor.” –Marisol Gonzalez

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel Carson (Was an Author and American Marine Biologist)

“The great masters are great mentors.” – Lailah Gifty Akita (Ghanaian and founder of Smart Youth Volunteers Foundation, Author of Think Great)

“A role model should be like the light at the end of a tunnel, guiding you when you are lost.” – Cristina Imre (Co-Founder and CEO of Aecho)

“Magic happens when you connect people. I credit much of my success to always making it a point to truly get to know people and help them whenever I can. It’s become the backbone of our firm’s success. Women founders in particular are often highly skilled at making connections that can help advance their businesses.” – Susan Macpherson (Founder & CEO, McPherson Strategies)

“Cultivate a network of trusted mentors and colleagues. Other people can give us the best insight into ourselves—and our own limitations. We must have the courage to ask for help and to request feedback to expand our vision of what’s possible.” – Maria Castañón Moats (Assurance Partner, PwC)

“My mentor taught me when an opportunity is presented to you, you look at it, and you FEEL it, and ask yourself Does this opportunity light me up? Does it fill me with a sense of curiosity? Does it excite me? If it does, hell yeah, I’m involved.” Layne Beachley (Founder and Director, Aim for the Stars)

“In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you’re sharing with.” – Maya Angelou (Poet, memoirist and civil rights activist)

“A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” – Anonymous

Mentorship can sometimes be a weary  journey. These quotes by exemplary women are here to Encourage us in the midst of the hurdles that we may encounter and give us that needed extra push.




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