We see the influence of mentorship every day: in our own lives, in the lives of our friends and family, and in the media we consume. Many of the most influential politicians, businesspeople and cultural icons we admire have credited mentors as a key component on their path to success. Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and many more have highlighted the critical role that mentors played in their lives.
However, individual anecdotes from larger-than-life personalities are not the only measure of success when it comes to the role of mentorship. Countless studies and surveys support the overwhelmingly positive impact of having a mentor guide you on your professional journey.