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How Mentoring Will Help You Perform

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Increasingly now in the Information Age, when we want answers we can find them everywhere. Online we find expert videos, blogs, articles and white papers, and offline there are books, newsletters and magazines.

The 5-Step Process for Implementing a Companywide Mentoring Program

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

When done properly, mentoring is an effective leadership development tool that can increase employee retention and engagement. The mark of a true leader is measured by his or her ability to create more leaders. If you invest in your employees, they will invest in your company.

The Importance of Finding the Right Mentor

Nellie Akalp | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

If there's one thing I've learned over my career as an entrepreneur it's that good things are rarely accomplished alone. Success often hinges on getting the right advice or support from the right people.

3 Valuable Lessons Game of Throne's Arya Stark Taught Us About Career Mentorship

Crystal Marsh | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Crystal Marsh

While your ambitions likely (hopefully) vary drastically from those of Arya Stark from Game of Thrones, her character provides an impeccable model for the power of career mentoring. Here are some lessons in life-changing mentorship, courtesy of Arya Stark.

Starting the Year? Here Is Why You Need to Find a Mentor TODAY

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 09.16.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

When Ridwan Alam just started working in a lab as a freshman at Wayne State University in Michigan, he did primarily mechanical work, but by the sophomore year, his research became more sophisticated and demanding. "I grew cells," he said.

How Your Story Can Save Someone's World

Josh Rivedal | Posted 09.14.2015 | Impact
Josh Rivedal

It's common to rely on peer-to-peer advice or product reviews when buying an oven, a tractor, or even when looking for a new school district for your children. Why isn't their as much availability for advice, mentorship, or reviews when seeking out help for our physical and mental health?

3 People to Learn From to Better Your Career

Mitch Causey | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Mitch Causey

Solitary confinement. It has to be one of the worst punishments, even for hardened criminals. There is even a movement right now to reduce or eradicate it from our prison system because of its terrible effects. Regardless of your background, we each need people around us to spur us on, encourage us, and sometimes even keep us sane.

Lean In, Fall Flat:
Why Young Women Still Stumble at Work

Sarah Batchu | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Sarah Batchu

In order to close the ambition gap, however, those who already hold positions of power, and are frustrated with the lack of young women excelling at work, will have the next move, guiding us as we take our first steps into the workforce.

4 Mistakes That Smart People Make When Asking For Advice

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Michael D. Simmons

I interviewed 4 millionaire entrepreneurs to ask for their advice on mistakes to avoid.

WiSci 2015: Women in Tech

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

Did you know that although 74 percent of girls in middle school express an interest in STEM-related fields, only 0.3 percent end up pursuing a college degree in computer science?

The Disease of Me: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

Awareness helps, learning helps, finding a way to serve others helps... a lot. It's more difficult to only focus on you when you are focused on other people and how you can help them, raise them up, make their lives just a little less difficult, or a little more pleasurable.

Interview With the Founder, South Asian Performing Arts Festival NYC

Jim Luce | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Jim Luce

Arpita works with a passion that comes from deep within herself, based on her own experiences and the experiences of her fellow performing artists, which have included large doses of rejection. She has lived to defy stereotypes, and New York City is benefiting from her efforts.

Meet the WiSci Girls

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

As part of the AOL Charitable Foundation's mission to increase access and opportunity for girls around the world, we're thrilled to be a founding part...

Welcome to WiSci

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

As part of the AOL Charitable Foundation's mission to increase access and opportunity for girls around the world, we're thrilled to be a founding part...

In Rwanda, Life Flows Like Water

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

The girls I have met at the WiSci STEAM camp, a three-week long intensive science and leadership program in Rwanda, speak with the strength of their country on their lips.

Stopping the Should've, Could've, Would've

Thuy Sindell | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

How do you stop the "should" conversation and move it to one of commitment and change?

6 Tips for Getting the Most from a Liberal Arts College

Adam Weinberg | Posted 08.11.2015 | College
Adam Weinberg

Here are six pieces of advice I would offer for getting the most out of your next four years, while setting yourself up to thrive for the rest of your life.

Pay It Forward: A Guide to Being the Mentor and the Mentee

Linda Lightman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Linda Lightman

Starting my company Linda's Stuff 15 years ago was the thrill of a lifetime, but it was also exhausting and filled with daily struggles. Being the fi...

This Soccer Coach Taught Me to Never Settle for Economy Class -- Always Aim for World Class

John G. Taft | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
John G. Taft

Late in August before the start of my sophomore year in high school, my father drove me from our summer home in La Malbaie, Quebec, to the manicured campus of the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. I was attending the All-Star Soccer School, run by the then Yale University men's soccer coach, Hubert Vogelsinger.

Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Be Ready to Answer When Raising Money

Diane Smith | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology
Diane Smith

I often look at business plans and meet with lots of entrepreneurs looking for funding guidance. So, I was pleased when my friend and colleague Liz Marchi recently joined me for a webinar to share insight on the questions every entrepreneur should be prepared to answer when fundraising.

How a Young Entrepreneur Turned Her Strange Idea Into a Thriving Business

Harry Red | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Harry Red

It sounds crazy. Start your first business at 24, straight out of college, alone in a foreign country, where you can't even speak your native language. And do it in a huge city, with no connections. Intimidating, right? But it's precisely what successful entrepreneur Irina Alionte did.

You Owe It to the Sisterhood to Find a Mentee

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Christine Stoddard

Though I am still young, I've mentored a couple (even younger) women already, not because I'm a saint but because I'm a feminist. Mentoring other women allows women to get ahead and bring more equality to this unequal world.

Embracing the Youth of Today, Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow

Michael Mauldin | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Mauldin

Even if we can't always relate to their music, don't understand what they're doing on social media, or think they push the envelope a little too much, let's embrace the next generation and take time to listen to what they have say.

Getting Started in UX -- 5 NYC Pros Share Their Stories

Iva Turgut | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Iva Turgut

I have learned the most by collaborating and talking to other fellow UX professionals. So I invited some friends and great people I've met in the NYC UX community to share their story and a piece of advice that would help others get started and accelerate their careers.

From Overcoming to High-Achieving: A First-Generation STEM Star Tells How

Carol J. Carter | Posted 07.21.2015 | College
Carol J. Carter

Elise Tran has overcome many obstacles to make it to her sophomore year at Colorado School of Mines. Not only was she the first in her family to graduate from high school, she is now the first in her family to attend college, currently studying to become a mechanical engineer.