In this paper, we describe: (a) our experiences and accomplishments in the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) Research Scholars Mentoring Program; (b) the current state of mentorship in the field of sexually transmitted infections (STIs); (c) the fundamental factors of successful mentoring, including alignment with personal values, transparency, intentionality, respect, equity, empathy, and emotional intelligence. The authors have reviewed their experiences in mentoring and receiving mentorship and have collectively identified concepts they valued in mentoring relationships, particularly those that are useful for women in science. The authors provide recommendations and considerations for future mentoring relationships.

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