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Mentors

3 Things That Are Keeping Women From Reaching Top Management Positions

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business

When it comes to women achieving real, meaningful success in the workplace, much of the popular advice given over the past couple of years revolves ar...

The Significance of Options and Perspective

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

It's hard to keep perspective. Often we are able to look at the situations of others and make smart, well-thought analytical decisions for them, but when it comes to ourselves we don't apply the same filter or lens.

One Thing I Would Change

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

If I could change one thing about today's landscape, it would be to bring more women into the sphere of leadership. Why?

It's Not Personal, It's Business

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

"It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business." Sorry, Michael Corleone. You're wrong. And so are all the corporate phonies who cite this pseudo-proverb from The Godfather as an excuse to avoid taking a genuine and substantial interest in the people around them.

How I Met My Mentor

Jason Stuart | Posted 12.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Stuart

Co-authored with Belinda Carroll When I was a tiny gaybee -- before I became a stand-up comic -- I used to watch a lot of stand-up comedy. Especially...

Proud To Be A Total B*tch

Edie Weinstein | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Edie Weinstein

The truth is, no matter how thick the skin, words are able to penetrate and do their dirty work. It is when we believe them, that they are the most insidious.

Responsibility to Sometimes, if Need Be, Say No

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Today, I'm hearing a lot more about people having mentors, advisers or therapists who enrich our lives. And I'm glad we have great professionals in th...

The Odd Couple In Today's Office: Millennials Reverse Mentor Baby Boomers

April Rudin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
April Rudin

The term 'reverse mentor' was coined and first implemented by GE's Jack Welch in 1999 to help executives enter the Internet age. But Tibergien believes this kind of two-way sharing goes beyond its original intent and makes a statement about where vital intelligence comes from in business.

The Emotional Toll of Growing Up Black in America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The cumulative and convergent toll of subtle, but discouraging, adult actions in schools and other child-serving systems they come into contact with too often impedes the success of children of color, especially those who are poor, and burdens them with an emotional toll they don't deserve.

#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

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.

The Reverse Mentorship

Suzanne Grimes | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grimes

If you're ambitious, your career path will include plenty of sharp inclines, difficult decisions and mines buried in the road. Learning the hard way i...

Advice to College Graduates: Seek Out Mentors Who Will Tell You About Their Mistakes

Jessica Bacal | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Jessica Bacal

You're probably aware of the hand-wringing about young women and perfectionism. But you haven't heard enough about how the ability to persevere after making a mistake will be a key factor in forging the link between your triumphs at college and your future success at work.

Sponsors, Mentors and Women Expats' Success

Yelena Parker | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Yelena Parker

Sponsors are critical for international moves. We need people who are personally invested in us, want to see us succeed and can use their position power to remove the final barriers. We also need mentors, people who we can trust and want to learn from.

Why Mentoring Is About Being Real, Not Being Perfect

Annie Mais | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Annie Mais

Spend a minute thinking about the people who helped you get to where you are today--either in your career or life in general. Maybe it was that 8th grade history teacher who showed you pictures of exotic hummingbirds from her summer trip to Asia who made you believe you could travel the world just like her.

Schools for Sustainability Welcomes (SuperMOM and Permaculture Expert) Melissa Miles, Environmental Biologist, to their Team

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Some women have it all, leaving us wondering, "How DOES she do it?" Melissa Miles is no exception.

How Is Being a Good Boss Just Like Being a Good Parent?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

This is the most important one. Your boss, like your parent, should be aiming for your success. If you don't feel like your boss is looking for ways to help further your career, or worse, is trying to sabotage you, then you don't have a boss -- you have a problem.

Spiritual Mentorship: Awakening Truth in Others

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

We don't engage in meaningful acts in order to teach, but in order to live a meaningful and impactful life of integrity.

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.

Most Things Don't Happen, But Sometimes They Do

Limor Tomer | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts
Limor Tomer

On his 85th birthday (April 9), it seemed appropriate to reflect on my continued respect for and fascination (some would say obsession) with Harvey.

A Deadline Is a Beautiful Thing

Ilene Fischer | Posted 06.08.2014 | Small Business
Ilene Fischer

It is true that tight schedules can result in team members cutting corners to meet deadlines. But oftentimes, you find that those corners should be cut.

Redefining Success for Those Who Dream Big

Audrey Cheng | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Audrey Cheng

Not everyone has dreamt big or even needs to, but for those that do, it's a real shame to see aspirations and talents go to waste because people are too afraid to recreate their own definition of success outside of the one given to us by society.

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.

Mentors and Sponsors: Why We Need Both

Mehroz Baig | Posted 05.18.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Mentorship and sponsorship are key aspects of workplace advancement. Many people advocate for women to seek out mentorship and sponsorship opportunities, especially earlier in their careers.

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.