Need help with my research - Mentorship for STEM women

Hi everyone!

I'm researching how women get mentorship and the support they need in the STEM field, and I want to hear about your experience.

What is the most challenging obstacle to resolve, e.g. gender inequity, technical skills, soft skills, hitting the glass ceilings, being the double only (only woman of color), etc.?

If you are an experienced professional, thinking back, at what stage of life do you most need a mentor?