Dr. Selflove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Mentoring

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Early this year, my mentor referred a newer female product manager to me for mentorship. As a self-professed “mid-career PM” I did not feel capable of the task, and forwarded her onto a more senior female leader at my company. I didn’t mull it over, or toss and turn at night to ask myself “did I do the right thing?”. It was instinctual, immediate. I could not offer the…