Business Mentoring Matters

Women and Mentoring

Posted on Thu, Mar, 21, 2013

Tags: Women and Mentoring

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).

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Women Mentoring-espnW Supports Global Sports Mentoring Program

Posted on Mon, Jun, 25, 2012

Tags: Famous Mentors & Mentorees, Women and Mentoring

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.

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Women Poets on Mentorship

Posted on Fri, Jun, 22, 2012

Tags: Women and Mentoring

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:

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4 Reasons Why Your Organization Should Offer Women to Women Mentoring

Posted on Wed, May, 02, 2012

Tags: Women and Mentoring

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Women and Mentoring

Posted on Tue, Mar, 13, 2012

Tags: Workplace Diversity Initiatives, Women and Mentoring



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.

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Case Study Reveals Impact in Retention of Women and People of Color

Posted on Fri, Jan, 20, 2012

Tags: Women and Mentoring, diversity mentoring

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:

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Mentoring: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

Posted on Fri, Oct, 14, 2011

Tags: Women and Mentoring, diversity mentoring

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.

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Encourage Your Mentoree to Dream Big!

Posted on Fri, May, 06, 2011

Tags: Business Mentoring in the News, Famous Mentors & Mentorees, Women and Mentoring

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.  

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Famous Women Quotes On Success, Leadership, Diversity And Mentoring

Posted on Mon, Mar, 22, 2010

Tags: Women and Mentoring

While we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, here are a few quotes from famous women:

“I don’t think you ever stop giving.  I really don’t.  I think it’s an on-going process.  And it’s not just about being able to write a check, it’s being able to touch somebody’s life.”  -Oprah Winfrey

“What we have to do is find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.”  -Hillary Clinton

“Motivated employees are crucial to a company’s success.” -Anne Rice

“In the dream world of Matisse and the gritty reality of American frontier, the diversity of women in our society offers the chance for greater exploration and even greater inspiration.”  -Vera Wang

“The road to success is always under construction.” -Lilly Tomlin

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads are equal in value no matter what their color.”  -Maya Angelou

“Mentoring is as vital a training tool in the small business arena as it is in the corporate world.  Established women business owners who share their knowledge and expertise with the next generation of women entrepreneurs are providing them with real-world experience that simply cannot be taught in the classroom or a textbook.”  -Sheila Wellington

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International Women’s Day 100th Celebration

Posted on Mon, Mar, 08, 2010

Tags: Women and Mentoring

International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world on March 8th.  This year is even more significant because we are celebrating its 100th anniversary.  The official International Women’s Day website notes the following about the occasion: “International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.  In some places like China, Russia, Vietnamand Bulgaria, IWD is a national holiday.”  Every year there is a theme to go along with the day. This year’s theme is “Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all.”  As we celebrate such an important day, please remember to acknowledge your mentormentoree, colleagues or family members for all of their accomplishments.

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