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Fay Donohue of Delta Dental and Pamela Reeve of Commonwealth Institute on mentoring

Boston, MA--5/15/2013--Fay Donohue (cq), left, president and CEO of Delta Dental and Pamela Reeve (cq), chair of the board of The Commonwealth Institute, converse, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. (This is for the Spring issue of Diversity Boston.) Photos by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 0623headtohead Reporter: Shirley Leung
Fay Donohue (left) and Pamela Reeve agree the best mentorships evolve organically.Pat Greenhouse / Globe Staff

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Fay Donohue and Pamela Reeve have come full circle in their careers. They’ve been mentored and been mentors.

Donohue is the chief executive of Delta Dental of Massachusetts, one of the country’s biggest providers of dental benefits, and Pamela Reeve is the chair of the Commonwealth Institute, a nonprofit founded to advise women-led businesses, and the former chief executive of software firm Lightbridge Inc.

Both recently met at the Globe to discuss mentoring. They talked about how many mentors they have, how to find a mentor, how to be a good mentor. They also talked about the importance of having a sponsor, someone within your organization that will help you get to the next level in your career.

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