Updated March 25 at 2:33pm

The importance of mentors

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

The importance of mentors


Do you or did you have a mentor?

• Yes – 50%

• No – 50%

If so, how did you find him or her?

• Through a job or internship – 28%

• Through college or a professional development program – 12%

• Through networking – 8%

• Doesn’t apply – 52%

What do you find most helpful about mentors?

• They can offer advice or direction – 45.5%

• They can serve as role models – 40.9%

• They’ll support me or give me the push I need – 13.6%

Would you consider serving as a mentor for someone in your field?

• Yes – 78.6%

• No – 0%

• Maybe – 21.4%


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