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Female Mentors

Going Against the Flow: Sara Capra, Cofounder of Orate

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.03.2016 | DC
Charu Sharma

Sara Capra is co-founder of Orate, an online marketplace where event organizers and public speakers can easily find one another, helping event planners find the perfect speakers for their audiences. Sara previously worked in Global Partnerships at the United Nations Foundation, where she helped develop strategic partnerships to support the organization's mission.

How Can Men Support Women in the Workplace? A Conversation on Male-Female Mentorship

Sophie Sakellariadis | Posted 10.04.2014 | Women
Sophie Sakellariadis

I agree that it's important to treat people equally and as individuals with unique needs and preferences.That said, it's also true that men and women tend to embody different behaviors in the workplace.

It Takes a Community to Disrupt

Christina Vuleta | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Christina Vuleta

My earliest memory is being asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Without hesitation, I answered, "Princess," with a capital P. This had everything to do with wanting people to do my bidding and nothing to do with wanting a pink dress.

Ode to My Mentors

Mari-Louise Ross | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Mari-Louise Ross

There are times in one's life where one single mentor is not forthcoming.Here are a few examples of some of my sources of mentorship that may not always be obvious places one looks.

Memories of Mexico City

Shelly Porges | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Shelly Porges

When I arrived in Mexico City, I didn't realize what a transformative experience this would be, not just for the mentees but for the Global Ambassadors. We all came as strangers and left as friends, ready and eager to support the advancement of women in this network and beyond.

The Grown Woman's Oath

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

The old paradigm of "there's only room for one" continues to be broken down. We still have a way to go, but it is up to us to create room for the next woman -- not elbow her out of the way.

The 6 Types of Friends Who Make Us Our Best

Nina Vasan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Nina Vasan

Our girlfriends are the family we choose -- they are our support system, sharing everything from breakups to breakthroughs. Whether they are inspiring us, coaching us or cheering us on, our girlfriends use their words and actions to bring out the very best in us.

Why One Powerful Woman In Tech Needed Sally Ride

Posted 08.09.2013 | Women

You can't be what you can't see -- which is why many successful women are intent on paving the way for others. Jen Consalvo, the COO of Tech Cockt...

The Important Lesson Claire Danes Learned From Meryl Streep

Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

We were already obsessed with Claire Danes -- and when we found out who her mentors are, our admiration only increased. In a recent interview with ...

How to Develop Women As Leaders

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 06.15.2013 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

The making of women leaders is a collaborative process, where future leaders need to embrace the lessons learned by those who forged a path before them.

My Unusual Path to the C-suite

Kay Krill | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Kay Krill

Women need to support one another, learn from others' experiences and advice, and empower each other to achieve our goals.

One Billion Rising

Catherine Okafor | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Catherine Okafor

Valentine's Day is a day where most spend it with their loved ones and exchange chocolates, flowers and other gifts. This year was a little different for me and my friends. We spent this special day dancing for a good cause.

My Name Is Katie and I Am a Feminist

Katie Groke Ellis | Posted 03.05.2013 | Women
Katie Groke Ellis

Whether I am on the soccer field with my teammates or in the board room with colleagues, we know we are there for a common goal and it is inspiring. Every day, I am in awe of the women around me. Young or old, I learn from every single woman in my life on a daily basis.

Reveal The Power Of Positive Female Connection

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 01.01.2013 | Books
Gabrielle Bernstein

You can reveal the power of positive female connection both in your personal life and in the work you do. Here are a few simple steps to create more positive sisterhood connections.

How to Get Out of the Binder and Into the Room

Kate White | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Kate White

Thankfully, those women's groups in Massachusetts were extremely proactive and it paid off, because Romney did appoint more women than usual to his cabinet. We need more proactivity like that. But individually, we also have to help ourselves lose invisible status.

The Importance of Female Mentors in STEM

Karen Purcell, P.E. | Posted 08.13.2013 | Science
Karen Purcell, P.E.

If we want to attract the best and brightest minds into the fields that will move us forward, we can no longer look to only half of the population. More women can contribute to our field and we can help make that happen.

A Five Star Global Investment in Women: The Power of Mentor Relationships

Connie Morella | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Connie Morella

Mentoring is a powerful force in building the confidence women need to lead effectively.

Women Have an Obligation to Mentor

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

There is nothing preventing you from gaining the benefits of being a mentor, so it's time to start thinking about the women you want to mentor and how best to help them.

Where to Find a Female Mentor -- The Answer May Surprise You

The Levo League | Posted 07.22.2012 | Women
The Levo League

My name is Mollie Vandor, and I'm a stalker. No, I haven't boiled any bunny rabbits lately. My particular brand of stalking has to do with my passion for my career and the industry that I work in.

Career-Day Barbie and Stepford Wives: Don't forget they are made of plastic...

Marjorie Clifton | Posted 07.21.2012 | Women
Marjorie Clifton

It is my hope that women mentors are showing off their wrinkles and professional battle wounds when coaching other women. Because while age and titles may separate us; we face similar battles.

I'm Quitting My Job Because My Mentor Left The Company

The Grindstone | Meredith Lepore | Posted 01.03.2012 | Women

You've done it. You have actually found the perfect mentor. You have found the person at your company who not only supports and advises you but also p...