Gerri Mason Hall, SVP & chief human resources officer, North America, at Sodexo, sat down with DiversityInc to share her thoughts on sponsorship and mentors.
Throughout her 10-year career with Sodexo (No. 6 on the 2016 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list), Gerri Mason Hall, SVP & chief human resources officer, North America, has had numerous mentors and sponsors — both of which she considers important to her career success.
Mason Hall sat down with DiversityInc and explained why sponsorship and mentoring relationships should primarily be driven by the sponsee and mentee, respectively, and what their responsibilities are for making the relationship as beneficial as possible. She also emphasized the importance of diversity in these relationships and how that plays a key role for both employees.
“Be very open to the differences that you can benefit from,” Mason Hall said.
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