As you may know, March is Women's History Month. A woman making great history these days is Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. Sandberg's new book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead has a whole chapter devoted to mentoring (see the last bullet point in the link).
Business Mentoring Matters
espnW has joined forces with the State Department and Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State, who announced a Global Sports Mentoring Program which focuses on mentoring young girls and women around the globe.
I'm often asked about resources in mentoring and I recently found one that is unique and intriguing regarding women and mentoring. Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections can be found on Amazon. The book description is as follows:
Women are making strides in the workplace. But the progress is not as great as it could be. Many women still struggle to find mentors who have access to the organization’s power structure.
We were asked a great question on our blog recently and thought we'd share the answer with the rest of our blog subscribers. The question was:
There is a new book out by Melissa JV. Harris-Perry published by Yale University ($28) called: Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America.
According to a recent article in More magazine, Grammy Award winning singer Estelle Swaray dreamed big, but her parents didn't have the resources or the knowledge to help her realize her dreams. They did, however, know enough to encourage her to join a mentorship program at the BBC where she was taught important lessons on how to fulfill her dreams.