At a Microsoft and Women in Technology event where I was speaking, I heard a quote that I had not come across before, but just loved. It’s was Madeline Albright’s "There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women". As in many things, Madeline was very right. I meet lots of women who would appreciate a guiding hand – perhaps through career advice, or a bit of insider knowledge or just plain old mentoring to help them climb another rung in the corporate ladder. But I also often hear of other more senior women seemingly pulling up the ladder after them. I often wonder, what are those who are already at the top afraid of? That there is only room for one token women in the boardroom? It’s funny – it’s almost as if we accept that there might be only one or two spots at the top for non-white, non-male faces, quicker than we accept that that "tradition" needs to change. What have you done to help other women in your career? How have you been helped by women who have gone before you?