Teresa White, President of Aflac U.S.:
“Mentoring is absolutely important because it gives you an opportunity to reassess your own career goals and what’s important to you at whatever point in time it is for your career,” says White. “Mentors get to know you and they understand who you are and where you’re trying to go. They hold a mirror up to you and give you candid feedback as to, ‘Here is what you said you want to do, but here is where you fall short.'”
She credits former Aflac employee Becky Davis as having a huge influence in her career early on and says that Aflac’s CEO Daniel Amos has also served as a huge mentor to her.