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How do you find women mentors when there aren’t any senior ones at your office? I see great benefits in having a professional mentor and wish I had one to learn from and ask advice to. I’ve looked at organizations that connect industry professionals, but don’t know how well these work.

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Mentoring doesn’t have to be from the same gender, either! Senior guys can be great mentors and sponsors too

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Reach out to women outside your group / office that you look up to and respect. I’ve never had a more senior woman in my group since I started five years ago, and I’ve found an incredible group of female mentors by reaching out to people outside my group.

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Joining a network like 100 Women in Finance or Synergist could be great, too

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I've thought of joining them. I'm a new analyst and I really want to build a network of other women in finance

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Ask around! Ask women in your office who they look to & you could even ask males if they know of any senior women in different offices/companies

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