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Mentorship

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.

3 Points of Wisdom From a $5M Entrepreneur

Harry Red | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Harry Red

Entrepreneurs should create new, shiny things. The edgier, the better. Sorry--reality disagrees. Valuable work often lies hidden. You have to dig deeper.

How One Small Step Makes Big Changes for Women

Homa Usmany | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Homa Usmany

I was born in the Kandahar Province in Afghanistan. Most people outside of my country have probably never heard of this place. My neighbors are conservative Pashtun, many of whom believe that women are not as mentally or physically able as men and are born to serve their husbands and raise their children. For as long as I can remember, I was determined to break this way of thinking through one of the most effective means possible -- education.

Golf and the Music Biz with Steve Rennie

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Corey Ferrugia

Steve Rennie is a former record label executive, talent manager, concert promoter, entrepreneur, and not to mention, an incredible golfer. In a recent article, Billboard Magazine ranked Steve No. 1 on their music industry golf leaderboard.

An Open Letter to the Woman Who Taught Me What It Means to be an Effective Educator

Abukar Adan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Abukar Adan

You are what every educator should aspire to be. You inspire your students. You do everything in your power to ensure that we are able to secure whatever opportunity comes our way.

The Ultimate Guide To Finding A Mentor

James Altucher | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
James Altucher

After my dad went into a permanent coma I had to take his car back to the dealership and hand them the keys. They wanted to know what happened and I couldn't talk. I couldn't sign papers. I was shaking.

Your Toughest Career Questions Answered

Danielle Prager | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Danielle Prager

When it comes to the latest marketing trends or figuring out which designer decided flared pants should make a come back, Google always delivers. When it comes to solving my most frustrating career challenges, not so much. This is why I decided to take a more "old school" approach -- I asked a real life person, whose career and personal choices I admire and value for their advice.

The Need for More Youth Mentors

Edwin Moses | Posted 06.12.2015 | Sports
Edwin Moses

She didn't know how to play playground games and became shy with other kids, refusing to play at recess because she didn't want them to find out why she never learned to play games or sports.

What Should You Look for in a Mentor?

Joseph Kopser | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Joseph Kopser

As a veteran and entrepreneur, I've learned a thing or two about mentorship over the years. In fact, I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for a group of incredible mentors guiding me along the way.

The Case for Sports as a Key Driver for Academic Success

Edwin Moses | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Edwin Moses

As we approach graduation, we celebrate the programs and coach mentors who helped build strong, independent young people who are ready to enter the next phase of their life and thank them for their commitment to using sport as a tool for social change.

3 Essential Habits for Advising Entrepreneurs

Alex Budak | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Alex Budak

Why are some people truly amazing mentors while others -- even with years of experience -- fail to contribute? I believe that anyone can be a great mentor, so read on for three ways you can become the mentor that entrepreneurs dream of.

How Business Leaders Can Engage Young People And Help Them Rise Above Their Circumstances

Sam Kirk | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Sam Kirk

By providing these viable alternatives, businesses and schools can ultimately help young people fulfill their potential and avoid an at-risk lifestyle.

My Thrive Tribe

Tanya Caruso | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanya Caruso

Without my thrive tribe I would not be the person I am today. These people have changed me for the better, and I hope I have done the same for them.

Why Mentors Matter

Smart Parents | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

During my senior year in high school, just about when the pressure of life and the ambivalence of graduation overwhelmed me, my dear drama teacher summoned me to his office from gym class.

Google Is Embedding Engineers At HBCU Campuses To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.03.2015 | Black Voices

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to ...

Professional Habits to Develop While in College

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

The professional habits you create while attending college can contribute to your success in the internships you attain, the organizations you are a part of, and on the job after graduation. Here are five professional habits to develop while in college.

What I Learned About Leadership From Addiction Recovery

Paul Schmitz | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

The recent loss of an important early mentor has focused that reflection on something unexpected -- how much my recovery from addiction shaped my approach to leadership and social change.

Here's Why You Can't Attract, Develop and Retain Female Talent

Anne Loehr | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Do you remember Henry Higgins? He was a character, played by the actor Rex Harrison, in a 1964 movie called "My Fair Lady." During the movie, Henry Higgins sings a song called, "Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?" and the last line of the song is, "Why can't a woman be more like me?"

Passing Along Some Honest-To-Goodness Career Advice

Kathy Meier-Hellstern | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Kathy Meier-Hellstern

These bits of wisdom have kept me happy and satisfied with my work, and I hope they do the same for you.

How To Educate The Next Generation Of Googlers: Two Lessons From The White House Science Fair

Nick Hutchinson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Nick Hutchinson

For a country famously lagging in math and science, how did we produce students like these -- and how can we produce more of them?

A Note to Postgraduate Women

Danielle Prager | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Danielle Prager

Asking for mentorship can be scary, but what's the worst that can happen, someone will say no? I guarantee you that if you search and ask enough, someone will say yes. Be fearless, be bold and go after what you want. You deserve it.

Despite the Rhetoric, Teachers and Students Are Succeeding

Eric Cooper | Posted 06.02.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Teachers are demonized as "failures" in the classroom. Fortunately for all of us, more and more are banding together as agents for justice by believing in the inherent capacity of all students, and seeking strategies and instructional pathways to improve student performance through professional development and collaborative learning.