Note to men: Mentor her! (Yes, even during a pandemic)
Social distancing during COVID-19 is uncomfortable and challenging, but it also creates unique opportunities for men mentoring women to continue to be reliable and caring colleagues. Men who are uncomfortable with cross-gender relationships at work might easily put aside and deprioritize their mentorships with women during the shutdown. But here’s the thing: Outstanding mentors show up and engage with mentees in crises and uncertain times, even when this requires some creativity and adaptation.