What to do when your female mentor leaves

When all you really want to do is curl up in bed and cry

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Her text came through at 9:53 p.m. “Can we talk tomorrow?” I suspected what it meant but hoped I was wrong. “Sure. Pleeeze not about you leaving?” “Let’s talk,” she replied. That’s when I knew. She was not only leaving my firm, but also the garden of inspiration, guidance, sponsorship, and support for me and many other women that she…