Sheltered relationship that allows learning and experimentation to take place and personal potential and new skills to flourish through a process in which one person, the mentor, supports the career and development of another, the mentee, outside the normal superior–subordinate relationship.

Additional notes and information

Mentoring is increasingly used to support the personal or professional development of women.


European Commission (1998). 100 Words for Equality: A Glossary of Terms on Equality between Women and Men.