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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.

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...

Heroes and Mentors... Especially in Midlife

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Midlife can be a time of great flux and turbulence. We can feel quite isolated, unsure if others are feeling similar things or if it's just us.

Professional Mentorship -- A Double Edge Sword

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Lisa Marie Jenkins

Find someone that guides you into self-inquiry, so you may hear your own intuition and wisdom. We all have it, we just all haven't been taught how to tune in and trust it!

Why I Participated in Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 05.31.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

I can't remember exactly when it started, but at some point this last year, I started receiving emails from complete strangers who hoped that somehow a few moments of my time might help them with the next step towards their own dreams and goals.

Finding My Wings: How I Learned to Believe in Myself

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 03.29.2015 | Small Business
Lisa Abeyta

For me, this sense of belonging, of coming home when I visit New York has always been a bit confusing for me. But in that moment, standing beside my husband, with whom I have not only shared the past 26 years of my life, but who has also been my biggest champion, I finally understood.

Burnout's Silver Lining

Anne Omland | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Omland

Had it not been for a move across the globe, I may not have made the changes that saved me from being consumed by my job and unhealthy lifestyle. Many of us need a slap upside the head in order to change. Otherwise we'd keep pushing forward in a steady state of burnout.

Embracing Our Duty

Jan Sharry | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Jan Sharry

In order to achieve true equality in the work force, the CEO suite and the board room, more women must be willing to balance their personal choices with their duty. All women deserve these opportunities and our grandchildren need us to keep the movement going.

If You Think You Don't Need a Mentor, Think Again

Zenaida Lorenzo | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Zenaida Lorenzo

Successful women are fully aware of the importance of having someone who recognizes their potential, who cares about their career and who guides them through the twists, turns and pitfalls that come with reaching great heights.

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 Best Gift a Mentor Can Give: Words of Wisdom

Catherine Okafor | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Catherine Okafor

I have always saved the best advice and words of wisdom from my mentors in my mind and heart. It would be selfish of me to keep them to myself, so here are my favorite words of wisdom from my mentors.

Why Women Need Mentors

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 09.29.2013 | Women
Kristin Meekhof

Mentors know what is close to your heart. They may be a someone with the title "coach" or they can have a less formal role. I found my mentors when I least expected it.

Former Wall Street Heavy Hitter On The 'Unspoken Secret To Success'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.01.2013 | Women

Being a woman at the top of a male-dominated industry is not an easy position to occupy -- something Sallie Krawcheck, who was once one of the highest...

Sharon Jacquet: Keeping It in the Family

Sharon Jacquet | Posted 08.28.2013 | Women
Sharon Jacquet

When I first got into the finance industry, there weren't a lot of women, especially in senior roles, whom I could look to as a mentor. Now that I'm in that position, I can use my insights to help aspiring women bankers achieve their goals.

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.

Thanks for the Advice -- Now Please Promote Me

Dylan Kendall | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Dylan Kendall

Access, introductions, a defender in your corner willing to advocate on your behalf -- these are the traits that separate a mentor from a sponsor. And they appear to be some of the reasons why men climb the ladder faster.

Do You Need a Different Mentor?

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 02.11.2013 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

A few weeks ago, I sat down to talk with Tracy Mack-Askew, a vehicle line manager and rising star at General Motors. Tracy had some wise words to share about how to find mentors and the mentorship mistake so many women make.

A Touch of Mothering for a 'Mother's Helper'

Karin Lippert | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Karin Lippert

Caring for an infant or touching someone's life as she [or he] is growing up is about loving care. Supporting a young woman's goals and dreams are vital especially in our culture. Being generous with support even if they change paths or do not measure up to some idealized version of what you thought they should become. It is about letting them find their own way, but remaining a touchstone.

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 Find A Mentor After College, From Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Everybody needs a mentor -- even if you're done with college. Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO,, gave suggestions on how and where to find...

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.

Who's on Your Personal Board of Advisors (PBA)?

Women & Co | Posted 07.21.2012 | Women
Women & Co

My "PBA," the people I tap for counsel, have been instrumental in helping me prepare for each step of my career. Here are my tips for selecting the right mentors and building those relationships.

Lady Gaga, Naso-Gastric Tubes, and My Commitment

Shannon Cutts | Posted 06.30.2012 | Celebrity
Shannon Cutts

I have tried so hard to keep quiet in the recent spate of news headlines targeting the use of feeding tubes for pre-wedding diets, Lady Gaga's controv...

Are Post50 Women Too Fearful Of Mentoring?

Posted 12.26.2011 | Fifty

LinkedIn surveyed more than 1,000 female professionals in the U.S. and 82 percent agreed that having a mentor is important. Fair enough. Yet, nearly 1...