“My mentor is always able to help me find ways through conundrums and to gently point out my perceived failings as relayed to her by various people in the community. As such she is a very important antenna and lightening rod. I love her!!”
The challenge for you as a new woman councillor lies in balancing the many personal, community and professional roles you may already have with the new ones you take on as a councillor. There’s no easy solution to this dilemma but there is some good advice from women councillors who have been through it, and a few tools which may help you sort it out.