The Power of Mentors in Developing Award Winning CIO Leaders

In Episode #176 Sarah Angel-Johnson, CIO at Save the Children, former CIO at Year Up, and I discuss the importance of mentors and mentorship.

Many of the high-performance CIOs that I have interviewed have relied on Mentors to guide their careers

She tells a story of her early days at IBM in Poughkeepsie, New York, where an attempt at teambuilding could have gone awry but didn’t, thanks to her mentor in HR.

Sarah says, “And it was because of this incredible person that entered into my life, who could have pushed me out of IBM completely. And she didn’t. She coached me; she helped me understand the different options that I have to make this a win-win for everybody.”