First a point of pride. An article from USA Today, entitled Often, men help women get to the corner office was sent to me by someone that used to work for me and that I continue to mentor. Her opening line to me in the e-mail was: "This made me think of you and think 'thank you'".
Now this person has chosen to pursue a career that doesn't end the corner office, but it doesn't mean that she can't find value from talking with a mentor. And, for me, I'm not sure that I mentor any more women than men. But, I'm not keeping score and it always nice to be appreciated. We are all human after all.
The article also mentions the impact that a daughter can have on a Dad's workplace attitudes.That one make me think a bit. I believe that most of my work-life balance views comes from the fact that we are a two career family who raised two children and as they got older we learned of the challenges of eldercare.
That said, learning and mentoring is a two way street. I do mentor my daughter a bit, but I chalk up my blogging interest and Tweeting to her. Turnabout is fair play.