Currier quoted in Metro article about female mentoring in the workplace

Currier quoted in Metro article about female mentoring in the workplace
Are women helping each other in the workplace?
August 19, 2012
Metro

Teresa K. D. "Terri" Currier, partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice and Chair of the Women's Development Initiative, was quoted in this article about women mentoring women in the workplace.

"Women help women in the workplace in myriad ways," said Terri. "First, the mere presence of other professional women helps younger women making their way up, because a strong population of women silently stands for the proposition of inclusion in one of its many forms."

The article referred to a recent poll by LinkedIn that found 51 percent of women surveyed between the ages of 18 and 29 said that they have not been mentored by female colleagues. Of the women questioned, 67 percent of those who aren't mentoring others said the reason is because they haven't been asked to mentor anyone.

Aside from the survey results, Terri said it is up to women to be proactive when it comes to mentoring younger women. "We're all in this together," she said. "Women today know that, and act upon it." If we look up to other women in the workplace, the study suggests we need to start asking them to help us in our own careers.