Courtney Spence on Why to Find a Sponsor for Your Career

In Chapter 8 of 20 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, nonprofit CEO Courtney Spence answers "What Role Have Advocate and Sponsor Relationships Played in Your Development?" Spence shares how sponsor and advocate relationships go above and beyond giving advice and have helped her through difficult times on her career journey. She notes that it is important to respect sponsors for the time they give you as well as to continually look for sponsors who are willing to help you grow your career.

Courtney Spence is founder and CEO of Students of the World, a nonprofit empowering a diverse network of student and emerging filmmakers to apply storytelling skills in purposeful work. She is also the Founder and CEO of CSpence group, a creative agency building millennial-focused content and programs for brands. Spence earned a BA from Duke University.