"I always look for people who have a broad spectrum of ideas who do not necessarily think just like me but can challenge me on a lot of different aspects," says Thomas, a Managing Director in Accenture's Infrastructure Operations practice and co-lead of the African American employee resource group.
Sam Johnson, EY's Americas Vice Chair and Southeast Region Managing Partner, talks about the importance of sponsors, his passion for early childhood education and why it's critical for Black and Latino kids to get involved in STEM early.
GM's Ken Barrett explains the differences between mentors and advocates/sponsors.
Accenture offers valuable tips on how women can boost their confidence in the workplace.
Confidence is a dynamic characteristic to have in any work setting. It's a trait that comes naturally to men, but for some women, self-assurance may be a little harder to grasp. Women usually struggle with speaking up in the workplace and may be hesitant to let their work skills take center stage. It's an issue that often leaves women scratching their heads, wondering how they can get their confidence in check.