Whether you’ve just graduated, started a new career path or just quit that job that wasn’t making you happy, congratulations! You should be proud of yourself for getting this far!

But you also may be thinking, “Now what?” We spoke with several successful women in the IT industry at the Women of the Channel Leadership Summit East in New York City. The advice the majority of them gave was to find a mentor.

In fact, according to Forbes, mentorships work so well that 71 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer mentor programs to employees. Don’t stop there, though! Check out the other great advice these female leaders had to offer!