Tips for Seeking Out a Mentor from Successful Women Who Have Done It

Ms. Career Girl

Seeking out a mentor can be hard. In fact, people who have had a mentor are 130 percent more likely to be in a leadership role, according to If you want to find a mentor to help you learn and take the next step in your career, take some advice from these women who have mentored and been mentored themselves. But that may not be the best way for you to find a mentor. Pope started following her mentor and commenting on posts.

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Two out of Three Millennial Women Say Access to Role Models and Mentors at Would Increase their Confidence at Work

Ms. Career Girl

Tone Networks, a digital executive coaching platform for women, announced today findings from a national survey that shows executive coaching and access to role models and mentors could be the link to lowering stress levels and increasing workplace confidence amongst Millennial women.

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Ms. Career Girl

The post ARE YOU BEING MENTORED INTO A CORNER? Mentors provide a ‘safe space’ to improve your technical or interpersonal works skills. For years, only men had mentors, and it was one reason women didn’t advance. Now, women are being mentored like never before. Women are finally being mentored; men are being sponsored. Mentors help you ‘Skill Up’ and sponsors help you ‘Move Up.’ Mentors. Congratulations, you have a mentor!

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More Women in Business Means More Cash for Women and Their Employers

Ms. Career Girl

As well, Catalyst research shows that companies with more women on board statistically outperform their peers over a long period of time. Clearly, more women in business is good for women and employers. Higher performance means more success for both women and the companies for which they work. This is particularly exciting for younger women who are entering the workforce and mapping out their career goals to ensure their future success.

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Mentors: You Should Either Have One Or Be One

Ms. Career Girl

The post Mentors: You Should Either Have One Or Be One appeared first on Ms. The experience in mentoring is similar. The Mentor. While we usually think about mentoring from the perspective of the person being mentored, there’s huge benefits on both sides. From the mentor side, the returns may be even more immediate. In a very real way, those you mentor are part of your legacy. The benefits of being mentored are commonly recognized.

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New Business or Side Hustle? Here’s How To Have a Network and Mentors in Your Pocket

Ms. Career Girl

Few need to work as hard at it as women in entrepreneurship. From the very early stages of ideation, women must tackle the industry head-on. Because there are fewer women than men perusing entrepreneurship, women often encounter much smaller opportunities for support. When you’re busy building a business, you don’t have free time to search for local mentors, hivemind groups, or even other likeminded entrepreneurs. How Do You Connect With Other Business Women?

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Men Who Are Uncomfortable Mentoring Women: I'd Guess You're Doing This.

The HR Capitalist

Is the number of men who are afraid to mentor women really on the rise in the #metoo era? The obvious concern is already low mentoring rates when it comes to senior male managers mentoring women - and those rates dropping even further. My advice to the men who aren't comfortable mentoring women is pretty simple. If you've noticed women acting differently, being skeptical of you, etc.-

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Three Inspirational Women You Should Know About

Ms. Career Girl

Throughout history, brave women broke with convention, taking on roles deemed ‘inappropriate’ for their time or culture. Here are the stories of three inspirational women you’ve probably never heard of, who overcame expectations to be demure and ‘behave.’. Born in 1926, she grew up when women were expected to be demure, get married, and have babies. Pauline Frederick reported on the United Nations when women usually reported only on style, cooking, and homemaking.

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Inspiring Women in Automotive History

Ms. Career Girl

For some uplifting information and stories during this uncertain time, check out this post that highlights women in the motor industry and their heroic achievements! With this historical timeline, learn and explore some of the tenacity and creative work of these women in automotive history.

"PET or THREAT": When Leaders Try to Formally Mentor Those Who Don't Want the Relationship.

The HR Capitalist

I think we can all agree that mentoring relationships in corporate America are a good thing. But like anything that's good, mentoring can get dicey if not used in the right way. It's only natural that the recipients of this type of mentoring advance might feel a bit suspicious.

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7 Ways to Get More Women Into Male-Dominated STEM Careers

Catherines Career Corner

Explore these 7 ways to get more women into male-dominated STEM careers. These 7 ways to get more women […]. The post 7 Ways to Get More Women Into Male-Dominated STEM Careers appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

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Six Standout Traits of Courageous Women

Ms. Career Girl

A new study by IBM, “ Women, Leadership, and the Priority Paradox ,” reveals a harsh truth: advancing women in the workplace still, in 2019, just isn’t a priority. IBM polled 2,300 executives and professionals from around the globe, and within those organizations, women hold only 18 percent of senior leadership roles. For women, this study reveals a tiring, ongoing battle in the workplace. Courageous women aren’t afraid to be labeled as the “black sheep.”

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Women CAN Excel in Traditionally Male-Dominated Roles

Ms. Career Girl

With this in mind, more women these days are diving into careers that have historically been male dominated. Women in The Trades – What Are The Benefits? Although women are showing up in many trade industries that they weren’t before, most homeowners would still be surprised to see a woman show up to do repairs. Mr. Rooter Plumbing claims that women plumbers put homeowners at ease. About 100 women enroll in the program a year.

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Four Stand-Out Career Books For Women in 2018

Ms. Career Girl

Out of the latest career advice books for women published so far in 2018, these four books have earned high ratings. Here’s four stand-out career books for women in 2018. Goodreads members say reading the book “felt like I had a mentor speaking to me” and that it’s “filled with solid, frank advice.”. Former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief, Kate White, shares her nine core principles women need to be successful in their careers.

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Startup Tips are for Women Too!

Ms. Career Girl

The post Startup Tips are for Women Too! Ladies, the number of women-owned business in the US has grown to over 9.1 million people, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners. That’s not all, the NAWBO also reports that one in every five American firms bringing in million-dollar revenues is owned by women. Furthermore, over 4 percent of women-owned companies are bringing in over one million dollars. It won’t hurt to find a business mentor.

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5 Ways to Help Launch Careers for Young Women

Ms. Career Girl

Women’s well-being is a topic that comes up in the media again and again. One of the hottest subject areas within this topic is how to help women advance in their careers. Many women need help getting their careers off the ground. Here are five ways to help launch careers for young women. Traditional gender roles often hold women back in their jobs. Because of this, women subconsciously work until their supervisors point out their efforts.

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LinkedIn Study: Women Too Picky About Mentors?

Career Realism

A new LinkedIn study indicates, in spite of the fact a mentor can advance your career, one in five women in America do not have a mentor. Climbing the Ladder advice career expert linkedin mentor womenTo get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at

How Assigning a Mentor Can Assist Your Career

The Undercover Recruiter

View Article How Assigning a Mentor Can Assist Your Career Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. Career Management Graduate CV Man mentor start-up women in businessI know what I wanted and I went for it. Im not at the top yet. It is almost a year now since I landed my first Marketing role, I have made it my own and I just want to continue to make an impact on the industry I am operating in. However what has become increasingly apparent.

7 Steps for Mentoring an Aspiring Female Leader

Undercover Recruiter

We are hearing first-hand from the organisations and guest speakers involved in our Women in Leadership programme about the powerful support which mentoring can provide when developing aspiring female leaders. 7 Steps for Mentoring an Aspiring Female Leader. Career Management Employer Human Resources Life Skills Career feedback female guidance Leaders Leadership mentor Women work

Women in Technology - Part 3

Careers Done Write

And the third and final post in our Women in Tech mini-series. Compared to their male counterparts, women often face a steeper climb up the corporate ladder. Actively seek out mentors and advocates. The right mentor can be a powerful tool in your career arsenal, whether you’re new to the working world or already well-established in your industry. Today''s guest blog comes from Amanda Augustine, Career Management Expert at TheLadders. Thanks Amanda!

Help a Sister Out… Become a Mentor

Ms. Career Girl

If you have endeavored to give someone whom you believe to be promising an opportunity it is important to create defined goals with her and undertake a mentoring process to help her obtain the expertise that will help your company succeed. What does it take to be a mentor? For most people mentoring does not come easy. However, there are key steps to being a good mentor. How to establish a mentoring relationship. How to mentor. By, Gabriela Vega.

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Women in Technology - Part 2

Careers Done Write

As a follow up to our blog posting on Women surviving in technology , today we are featuring a guest post from our one of our friends, Jessica Hernandez, of Great Resumes Fast. How Women Can Overcome the Challenges They Face in the Tech Industry. The tech industry isn’t the first male-dominated field in which women have had to fight to rise to the top. Here are some tips for overcoming the challenges women face in a male-dominated industry.

Do You Have a Mentor? You Should!


I have been very fortunate in my life to have to been born into families with powerful women. Born and raised by powerful women, I have surrounded myself with them and built a network of mutually beneficial relationships. Do you have a mentor? Perhaps you are a mentor to someone else and don’t even realize it. Chances are these top 15 people in your list of dialed calls or emails sent are your mentors. Women Empowerment. Don’t have a mentor?

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From Boxes to Bricks, How Women Can Break Into Male Dominated Careers

Ms. Career Girl

Being part of this six-month long evaluation re-affirmed for me just how much I love my job – one that I have done for more than 25 years – but it also reminded me that I chose one of the male-dominated careers that tend to see many more men join than women. That led me to ask myself some basic, but important, questions: how exactly can women break into new industries where they have traditionally been in the minority?

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Interviews With Amazing Women: Lindsay Avner

Ms. Career Girl

Lindsay Avner is the founder of Be Bright Pink, the only national non-profit focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support for high-risk individuals. When I tested positive for the BRCA gene mutation and opted for a double mastectomy, there was no where I could go to find other women going through similar situations. uncategorized Breast Cancer cancer career women Non-Profit Ovarian Cancer women Women leaders

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Three Ways Women Hold Themselves Back – And What To Do About It

Ms. Career Girl

In fact, most women at some point in their careers have—consciously or not—doubted their abilities, downplayed their hard-earned achievements, and hidden their true selves. As much progress as there has been over the past half-century and more, women in leadership positions still remain the exception and not the norm. Forgiving (because women should let things go and not take things so personally).

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Why Women Rock As Business Leaders & Simple Tips On How To Climb The Ladder Of Success!

Ms. Career Girl

Women make up half of the workforce, and in 50% of families, women are the sole or co-breadwinners. Women are moving into powerful roles in companies, taking their place at the helm and making their mark. In fact, in the United States, women only account for 15% of executive roles, 17% of board seats, and 5% of Fortune 500 CEO positions. Ask her to be your mentor and learn from her in any way that you can. Today’s business landscape is changing.

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Has Helicopter Parenting Created a Need for Workplace Mentoring?


Peter Black, the author of this article, said that one of the trends he noticed was the need for greater mentoring in the Millennial generation that is joining law firms. A leadership survey, that I wrote about here, showed that the younger generation, in particular the women in that generation shun leadership positions. Mentoring Will be Needed. As I wrote in The Value of a Mentor quite often mentoring is driven from the level of the mentee who seeks out a mentor.

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What Women Need to Watch for When Securing a Loan

Ms. Career Girl

Women are out there getting it done. Women-owned businesses grew 114% in the United States between 1997 and 2017, nearly 2.5 Women entrepreneurship is also steadily rising around the world. And yet, women continue to face unique challenges in securing both business, home, and personal loans, creating what many refer to as the gender lending gap. And the gender pay gap certainly doesn’t help women bridge the distance between what they earn and the debt they bear.

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The Desperate Need for Women in the Tech Industry

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Desperate Need for Women in the Tech Industry appeared first on Ms. For this reason and several more, tech needs women. Unfortunately, women remain woefully underrepresented in tech fields. According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology , women currently hold less than a quarter of all tech jobs. There are several reasons women aren’t attracted to a career in technology, but none of them are particularly good.

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Tips for Young Women in the Workforce

Resume Bear

There has been a lot of buzz lately about women in the workplace, caused to a large degree by Sheryl Sandberg’s recent book Lean In , which encourages women to “lean in” to their ambitions and to speak up so their voices are heard. After conducting hundreds of women’s seminars and coaching numerous female executives, I believe that a lot of women could benefit from “leaning in.” Shepard, that can help women advance in the workplace.

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Four Careers For Women Who Love Numbers And Data

Ms. Career Girl

Having a successful mentor in the field can go a long way into encouraging more young women to pursue careers in technical fields. The post Four Careers For Women Who Love Numbers And Data appeared first on Ms. For some of us, we love utilizing data and numbers in an engaging format because it’s always enjoyable. So the potential of doing so in a professional arena is the best case scenario; it provides challenges and enjoyment in equal measure.

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Empowering Women in Business: Intercollegiate Business Convention Year 10

Ms. Career Girl

The post Empowering Women in Business: Intercollegiate Business Convention Year 10 appeared first on Ms. Going to conferences and networking events allows you to meet other women who can inspire you to follow in their footsteps. This year, the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business is holding the tenth annual Intercollegiate Business Convention (IBC), and it is not one to miss for young women who are pursuing big dreams in business.

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How 5 Women Found Success Their Own Way

Ms. Career Girl

The post How 5 Women Found Success Their Own Way appeared first on Ms. Women have worked hard for workplace equality, with some taking their fates into their own hands by following their own dreams. The women mentioned below have all made successes of themselves in their own unique ways. Louisa May Alcott is best known for her book Little Women, which was published in 1868. Both Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, who were family friends, mentored her.

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Lean In and Advance Women in the Workplace


Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, hopes to that her new book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” will create a global discussion and movement on gender issues in the workplace. The book, scheduled for release on March 11th, pushes women to look inward, work harder and create small peer groups “Lean In Circles,” to share experiences and follow a Sandberg-crafted curriculum for improving your career. Women in Business Leadership.

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Women in Medicine: The Great Balancing Act

Ms. Career Girl

The post Women in Medicine: The Great Balancing Act appeared first on Ms. Women in the medical profession, believe it or not, is now closer than ever to being equals to their male medical colleagues. Some years ago women were confronted with a number of challenges too becoming doctors and finding careers in the medical field. By their sheer number, women are making a big difference. The problem is not the lack of women in the field.

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Part II: The Fortunate Rock Stars Blessed by a Mentor


Make sure to check out Part I: The Fortunate Rock Stars Blessed by a Mentor that was originally published last week before reading. . All the months spent listening and learning from my mentor, along with all the other women being part of the goal, became a victory for us all. I personally have continued the journey with many mentors since the days of wardrobe consulting. There is no time like—today—to begin mentoring someone.

Women in the Workforce; Key to Economic Recovery


His opinion, “Women are a major reason we will do so well.” So he’s confident the country will prosper as more women excel in the workforce. The number of women supporting families is increasing- approximately 41% of mothers are primary breadwinners. What’s Holding Women Back? This applies to both women AND men. Work economic recovery women in the workplace workplace

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6 Exciting Careers for Women Who Love Communications

Ms. Career Girl

The post 6 Exciting Careers for Women Who Love Communications appeared first on Ms. If you know you’d like to get into communications, but you’re unsure about the best career path, check out these six opportunities for women who excel at communications. She recommends that women look for mentors that model how to balance work with a personal life. Before striking out on their own, however, women need to learn as much as they can about every job in the agency.

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How to Progress in Your Career By Removing Potential Workplace Barriers

The Undercover Recruiter

With FTSE companies recently been set new government targets for a minimum of 33% of women in board level positions over the next five years, the issue of the number of women in leadership positions remains as prominent as ever. With a minimum governmental target of 33% of women in board positions imposed on FTSE. Career Management Career mentor women in business women in leadership

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Age is Just a Number: Don’t Let it Hold You Back!

Ms. Career Girl

For women over 50, the double whammy of ageism and sexism , clouds our self-perception and erodes our confidence. Though ageism is prevalent in the workplace for both genders, women face discrimination earlier than men because of society’s emphasis on youthfulness and beauty.

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Why Women Settle, and Give Up On Their Dreams And What Can Be Done.

Career Makeover Coach

Blog About Tai on Twitter Free Consultation Coaching Options Coaching FAQs Testimonials Contact Resources Reading List CMC Products Events Subscribe to RSS Why Women Settle, and Give Up On Their Dreams And What Can Be Done to Reverse It by Tai Goodwin on February 3, 2010 Guest Post by Allison Maslan – HHP, CCH When women come to see me for life and career coaching or homeopathy, I often find myself saying, “You really do deserve to be happy.”

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Gen Y Women: Is “Crazy” the New Normal?

Ms. Career Girl

Thanks to advice from my mentors and lots of reading, I am slowly learning how to handle all these ideas and do something with them- one at a time. Do other women embrace the chaos like me? Now my questions for you: How have Gen Y women voluntarily changed the role of women? Many Gen Y women say they’d rather work for themselves than climb to the top of the corporate ladder. Tags: career women uncategorized

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