What characterizes a powerful mentor?

Ann Winblad / November, 2017


Ann Winblad, Founding Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners explains the characteristics of a great mentor.

Video transcript:

What characterizes a powerful mentor?

What characterizes a powerful mentor is a question I’m often asked. You don’t really want the mentor to be powerful, you want the mentor to make you powerful. The mentor is a supporting cast role member. Again, find a mentor who can challenge you, who can find your source of empowerment, who can find your strengths and weaknesses, who can help surround you with other powerful individuals in your company.



  • Ann Winblad, HWVP
  • November, 2017
  • 0:44
  • Startup Basics

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