One of the most common pieces of advice young professionals receive is to find trusted mentors who can help guide and advise their career choices. Sound advice, but some CEOs are reversing that wisdom and relying on today's millennial generation to become their mentors, rather than mentees.
Take SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan for example. At an event co-sponsored by Keds and LOLA last week in honor of Women's Equality Day, Whelan spoke about her millennial mentor and why she schedules monthly meetings with her.
"I think what I'm most excited about right now is my new millennial mentor," Whelan said. "I've decided as a newly-turned-40-year-old mother with two children who is running a company...I am not hip with what the kids are doing these days."