A new study of 1,000 Millennial women commissioned by the global public relations firm Zeno Group (whose CEO is Barby Siegel), found that Millennial women realize how valuable a mentor can be, but less than 60% of these Millennials have mentors. Women who have a mentor are more likely to believe they are on track to achieve their professional goal than women who don’t have a mentor (82% vs. 60%). The lack of mentors is a problem that needs to be solved. Virtual mentors can be part of that solution. Virtual mentors can help you see how others deal with failure and adversity, how others find ways to fit in with the old boys network, or how they manage to run a successful company. Read more about virtual mentors.
The Zeno Group study also shows that work life balance continues to be a problem even for this generation. 76% of the women surveyed are worried about their ability to achieve a balance between personal and professional goals. Millennial moms are three times more likely than millennial women without children to say that an inability to balance professional goals with being a parent is what is most likely to keep them from achieving their professional goals.