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Mentorship

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

Anne Loehr | Posted 04.22.2015 | 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 04.16.2015 | 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 04.16.2015 | 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 04.07.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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.

Bad Bosses Happen, But Suffering Is Optional

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

You need to use your professional power and take control of your career trajectory. If you have a bad boss, suffering in silence (or out loud) is not a wise career strategy.

Young Artist Sheida Soleimani Interviews Her 'Far-Away Mentor,' Yamini Nayar

Sheida Soleimani | Posted 03.31.2015 | Arts
Sheida Soleimani

This interview is part of an ongoing series of conversations between emerging female artists and their mentors in the art world. Stay tuned for more. ...

Profound Proxies Got Me Here: Gratitude Is A Gift Best Given Forward

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

I don't presume to know much, but through the challenges and obstacles of life, I have learned that gratitude begets more -- everything.

How To Make The Team

Jerrie Kertz | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Jerrie Kertz

We all want to be part of the team. But with so much competition out there, what does it take for you to stand out and get that coveted tap on the shoulder? It's ultimately up to you, but here are four things you can do to improve your odds.

5 Lessons for Successful Entrepreneurs: A VC Perspective

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 03.24.2015 | Small Business
Alison van Diggelen

Heidi Roizen has been on both sides of the entrepreneur funding divide, so her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is particularly potent. Last month I interviewed her, and that interview led to many more questions about what it takes to succeed, especially the need to build meaningful relationships. I asked her to share her top five lessons for being a successful entrepreneur.

The Recipe for Creating a Silicon Valley

Richard Moran | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Richard Moran

Every region wants to create another Silicon Valley. It's not only the prestige -- it's the jobs, the wealth creation, the excitement of innovation, the ripple effect on businesses nearby and most importantly, the future.

The Generation Gap Isn't Going Anywhere, So Use it to Your Advantage

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

My symbiotic mentor/mentee relationship taught me the value of forming inter-generational bonds. As I continue to grow in age and experience, I'll never forget the priceless lessons I'm learning from seasoned vets in the game.

When We Hand Down the Magic, Children and Teachers Succeed

Eric Cooper | Posted 02.27.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Teachers and mentors can have a magical impact on learning, but being a student can be just as exquisite. The roles of teacher and student are not as distinct as portrayed. Teaching and learning go both ways.

Opportunity, Paid Forward

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
Kimberly Inskeep

What do you believe about how you can impact the world around you? How can you give the gift of opportunity to others?

Choose Your Own Path

Jen Yates | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
Jen Yates

As a mom to a newborn and two young children, a wife, computer scientist, engineer and leader, my goal is to become the same kind of supporter and champion for my children that my parents were to me.

Key to College Success: Find a Mentor

Estiven Rodriguez | Posted 03.03.2015 | College
Estiven Rodriguez

During President Barack Obama's speech, he pointed to me as an example for other students, noting that where we come from does not determine our ability to excel in school and beyond.

Young and Entrepreneurial: The Sky's the Limit for Skyler Logsdon

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

The first person I featured in this series was Penn Alumnus Jon Youshaei, a Google Associate Product Marketing Manager, writer and intrapreneur (you can find the feature article here).

UTA Foundation Mentors the Youth of L.A.U.S.D

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Marc A. Coronel

The agents hail from nearly every department of the agency, including talent and literary for TV, film and digital media, Corporate Communications, Client Development, Advertising and more.

How Math And Mentoring Can Help Equip Young African-American Males For The Future

Art McCoy, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2015 | Black Voices
Art McCoy, Ph.D.

We cannot always improve society for our youth, but we can improve our youth for society.

Former CEO Inspires Change and Gives Back in Retirement

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Last summer, I received a call asking if I would be interested in being mentored by a former CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. A trusted colleague of mine had a friend who was starting a business called My Next Season, designed to transition executives and CEOs out of their corporate positions and into a meaningful retirement phase.

Common's Advice for Up-and-Coming Creative Talent at the Tanqueray Trunk Show

Gastronomista | Posted 04.15.2015 | Style
Gastronomista

Photo Courtesy of Team Epiphany New York City is deep in the throes of Fashion Week - designers are hustling to put the finishing touches on their c...

Mentors For A Reason, For A Season And For Life

Debra Walton | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Debra Walton

When talking about mentors, it's important to distinguish between those you choose for a specific reason and those who are essentially "life" advisors. I like to say that there are "mentors for a reason, mentors for a season and mentors for life." We all should have a number of them in each category at any one time.

What Having A Mentor Really Means

Jim Calandra | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Jim Calandra

The mentor relationship is a critical part of filling in the gaps between the skills you possess and those you need to succeed as a leader.

4 Ways To Be The Best Mentor

Rob Weaver | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Rob Weaver

Growing up in St. Louis, I was lucky to have several mentors that took me under their wing and helped me navigate humble beginnings. Others have worked diligently to help me accomplish what I have. It's my responsibility to offer the same to those that follow me.

Mentoring: The Missing Link for Many High Achieving Students -- and What to Do About It

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 04.04.2015 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

Did you know that working with a mentor is a critical component of your success? You probably know that a mentor can give you advice on how to get your feet wet in your unique area of interest. But do you know how to find one?