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Mentors

Ode to My Mentors

Mari-Louise Ross | Posted 04.14.2014 | 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 04.08.2014 | 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 04.14.2014 | 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 03.25.2014 | 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 03.24.2014 | 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 03.18.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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.

One-Third Of Women In STEM Said They Felt Isolated At Work. Here's How We're Helping.

Kathy Mulvany | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Kathy Mulvany

When people ask why we should encourage women and girls to pursue technology education, I tell them about Soso Luningo.

The Best Gift a Mentor Can Give: Words of Wisdom

Catherine Okafor | Posted 02.25.2014 | 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.

Shut Up and Listen to Your Mentors

David Simnick | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
David Simnick

Listening to sage advisors will pivot your company towards repeated success, while avoiding the burn of lessons learned the hard way. So how do you get the right advisors around you?

Giving Generation Z a Safe Place to Dream Big With a Little Passion and Persistence

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

When I first met Mark, I was blown away by what he was doing for kids: Redefining how they learn so that they could build a portfolio in various fields.

Mentoring: Unlocking Young People's Potential

Dan Cardinali | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

Building a relationship with a caring adult is the foundation for many great things. Kids who are at risk desperately need the sense of security that high-quality mentoring can offer. It's about fostering trust and opening up a young person's mind to possibility.

On Mentoring

Alyse Nelson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Alyse Nelson

I think one of the myths about mentoring is that it's about a person standing in front of you, holding your hand and guiding the way. In reality, I believe it's about the person who's ready to stand behind you, who believes in your vision and is ready to help you move forward.

J is for Judgment

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Judgment is "the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions." My first startup taught me a lot of lessons in the world of...

The Gift of Amiri Baraka

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Black Voices
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

If you are lucky, or blessed, you will meet someone of such wisdom, courage, creativity and conviction that their influence, the very force of their spirit, will abide with you for the rest of your life. Amiri Baraka was that person for me, as he was for so many others.

Harness the Ben Franklin Effect, Boost Your Career

Steve Dalton | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Steve Dalton

You may know a lot about Benjamin Franklin -- for example, that he invented bifocals, graces the $100 bill, and was born on January 17 -- but you've likely never heard of the Ben Franklin Effect. It's a concept which, when properly applied, can strengthen your sales performance and even your job search.

National Mentoring Month: Pay it Forward to a Girl

Techbridge Girls | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Techbridge Girls

January is National Mentoring Month, a campaign launched in 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR. It's great that the campaign matches up when we are making resolutions for the New Year.

A Lesson on Why Curling Is Relevant to Startups

Jeremy Shure | Posted 03.15.2014 | Small Business
Jeremy Shure

It's Winter Olympics time. I often flip past a channel that is showing the sport of curling, and curling is a beautiful analogy for startups -- or more pointedly, for the team that must surround a founder.

Championing the Mentors and Role Models Who Build Tomorrow's Leaders

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

Together with the Million Women Mentors, we are working to ensure that girls build the same skills and the same confidence in STEM as boys.

Life By Design, Not By Default

Audrey Bellis | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Audrey Bellis

Relearning and breaking old habits hasn't been easy but its been worth the work. This New Year (like the last few) I didn't make New Year's Resolutions. I set intentions around a loose framework and look forward to seeing them manifest.

8 Workplace Resolutions for Women

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.27.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Despite great strides made in 2013, there are a few things on the wish list for 2014: equal pay, for one. But also mentors, the end of a need for gender quotas, and balance, however you choose to define it.

Why Most Mentoring Programs Are a Waste of Time -- And How to Build the Next Generation of Beta Sponsorship

Dana Ardi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Dana Ardi

Merely identifying and hiring people with the best skills isn't what will set the next generation of great companies apart from the competition. Rather the future will belong to the Betas, to those organizations that rely on collaboration and teamwork.

Goodbye Mr. Chips

Beverlye Hyman Fead | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Beverlye Hyman Fead

There was a movie that won actor Robert Donat an academy award in 1939. I was 5 years old at the time. My mother or sisters must have taken me to see...

This Tuesday, Give a Gift That Will Change a Life

David McMillan | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
David McMillan

Let's face it: the world can be a scary, unfair place, full of obstacles, difficult choices and inequities -- and that's especially true for at-risk children and children raised in single-parent households, such as I was.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Reinventing Yourself

James Altucher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
James Altucher

Here are the rules: I've been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it over and over. I've started entire new careers. People who knew me then, don't me now. And so on. This is what worked for me.