Mentors give femail leaders business boost

Miami construction firm owner Eloise Gonzalez is a  mentor to eight promising business owners. “If I had this when I first started business, my life would be completely different – a lot less panic and a lot less mistakes,” she says.

Having a mentor was a key to success for South Florida women leaders surveyed recently.  Of those who are now business owners, chief executives and president, 62 percent report being mentored.  All say they’re mentoring others, according to the 2011 survey of Florida’s Top 50 Women-Led Businesses, released Wednesday by The Commonwealth Institute South Florida and University of Miami.

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