‘Mentors and Sponsors’ Category

June 19th, 2014, 6:00 am

Mentoring: 6 Ways to Help Your Mentee Think Strategically

By Robin Madell If you’re a mentor, you have a lot of responsibility. Your mentee relies on you for valuable guidance, input, and advice on successful career navigation. But of all the lessons you might choose to impart or doors you might open for your protégé, how do you ensure that you are giving the [...]

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February 26th, 2014, 6:00 am

What To Tell Your Little Sister About Her First Internship

By Ashley Mosley These days, internships are a rite of passage for students and young professionals. That rite of passage, however, has recently been tested. According to ProPublica, more than 30 lawsuits have been filed by interns against firms like Sony and Universal. While most complaints have to do with back pay, discrimination and sexual [...]

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January 17th, 2014, 6:00 am

Men as Allies

By Jarod Cerf In a piece by Maria Shriver called “The Unfinished Revolution” for Time Magazine, a man was quoted as saying, “We haven’t thrown some switch to go from a man’s world to a woman’s world. It’s more like we’re finally, for the first time, in a position where it’s no longer only a [...]

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December 10th, 2013, 6:00 am

Women’s Power in Numbers: How Sponsors and Protégés Can Band Together

By Natalie Runyon, Shelley Beason, and Michele Hush On the evening of November 20, Thomson Reuters and Wells Fargo Securities co-hosted a “Manhattan Mixer”, bringing together clients with senior female executives from both companies. Both Thomson Reuters and Wells Fargo are distinguished by their commitment to advancing women’s careers. Together, these companies created an empowering [...]

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September 12th, 2013, 10:15 am

Sponsorship Remains a Murky Topic for Many

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) By now everyone has heard about sponsorship and how it can expand women’s career opportunities, right? Not quite. Despite sponsorship being a “buzz-word” in the women’s career advancement space for the past few years, the topic remains somewhat mysterious for a lot of people. At least, that’s what [...]

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August 30th, 2013, 6:00 am

Mentor me: The Value of Male and Female Mentors

By Nneka Orji (London) Mentoring, mentoring, mentoring. We are all constantly told about the positive impact a mentor can have on one’s career; from formal support and guidance, to very active yet informal promotion of a mentee’s achievements in the presence of senior colleagues. I, too, wrote about this very topic in a previous article, [...]

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August 2nd, 2013, 6:00 am

Male Champions of Women’s Advancement are a Critical Ingredient for Equality

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “There’s no such thing as the glass ceiling; only a thick layer of men.” This is a quote that has been attributed to many formidable women over the years: Laura Liswood, Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders; Majora Carter, an environmental activist and Co-Founder & [...]

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July 30th, 2013, 6:00 am

Want More Women at the Top? It’s Time to Fix the Leaky Talent Pipeline

By Michelle Hendelman, Editor-in-Chief Previous research has identified that women do not get as many career-changing jobs as their male colleagues. This imbalance is one of the main reasons why the talent pipeline in many organizations is not as diverse as it should be. The question persists in the gender equality arena: why aren’t there [...]

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July 17th, 2013, 6:00 am

The Cycle of Sponsorship in the Workplace: You Get What You Give

By Michelle Hendelman, Editor-in-Chief If you feel like you are stuck in a plateau in your personal career development, it is probably time to take a step back and assess what you should be doing to remain relevant in your company and in the eyes of upper management. The key to your success may not [...]

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July 11th, 2013, 1:00 pm

Mentoring the Millennial Generation: Advice for Senior Female Executives

By Michelle Hendelman, Editor-in-Chief What is the best way to find out what makes NextGen employees tick? Ask them. This is exactly what PwC, along with the University of Southern California and The London Business School did in their groundbreaking study, PwC’s NextGen: a global generational study [PDF]. With over 40,000 responses collected and 18 [...]

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