I read today that the future of the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald changed when legend Marilyn Monroe helped arrange Fitzgerald’s debut at the Mocambo nightclub.
Fitzgerald claimed her good fortune was due to Monroe’s support: “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt… she personally called the owner of the Mocambo and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him — and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status — that the press would go wild,” Ella Fitzgerald, August 1972 issue of the MS magazine.
We talk about glass ceilings, board quotas and gender diversity and inclusion however, reading how Marilyn Monroe helped Ella Fitzgerald, highlights to me that women could be helping each other a lot more than we are.
Ladies, how are you helping a female colleague, peer or friend to achieve her success?
#peercoaching #coaching #mentoring #genderdiversity