Mentorship is a hugely misunderstood term in our community. Sometimes it becomes ‘popular’ and many people report as mentoring or being mentored and other times we barely hear about it. Some people refer to occasional catch ups at events as mentorship, while others refer to weekly visits with intense, in-depth conversations just friendship. There is actually no one right way to define mentorship, even though I will try in what follows. There are, however, many ways to describe what mentorship is not.