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Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career by Sylvia Ann Hewlett

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Pitfalls and Trip Wires

You’ve homed in on your dream. You can see your destination, shimmering there on the horizon. And you’ve got in hand, finally, the road map that will get you there.

But I’d be remiss if I didn’t warn you about the hazards ahead—the hairpin curves where you could veer off the road, the potholes that could swallow you whole. To negotiate these, you’ll need more than driving tips and tactics. You’ll need GPS.

In this section, I’m going to delve deep into three career pitfalls that other coaches won’t poke with a ten-foot pole. The fact that no one talks about them is what keeps straight white men in power and the rest of ...

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