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Mentoring Tips: Are You Making History?

Posted on Mon, Mar, 30, 2009

As we come close to the end of March, Americans have successfully celebrated another year of Women's History Month.  Some people ask "Why women's history?"  Educator Myra Pollack Sadler answered that question: "Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less."  The National Women's History Project is an educational nonprofit organization that helps organizations in promoting National Women's History Month.  They are noted saying, "History helps us learn who we are, but when we don't know our own history, our power and dreams are immediately diminished." 

Even in mentoring relationships, women can feel invisible.  Particularly in cross-gender relationships, a male mentor can often provide advice that is geared more to "becoming more like a male" rather than exploring options that will lead to effective behavior without sacrificing one's womanhood.

Are you making history by overcoming your own biases as they relate to women?



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