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Mentors/Sponsors

Finding the right mentors and sponsor is one of the biggest keys to professional success. Learn more about how to build this support today.

What I Learned From My Mentor

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Lucila is an Argentinian entrepreneur whose mentor helped her answer ‘What is my passion?’ and showed her the power of mentorship.

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The Global Male Perspective on Mentoring & Sponsorship

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Businessmen from the Middle East, Africa and Latin America give women advice on seeking a male mentor/sponsor relationship to help them advance their career…

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It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You: the Mentor Effect

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Kenyan native Angela Oguna Oruoch is a shining example of the immense power of mentors, sponsors and a network. From Nairobi, to engineering school at University of Kansas, to her first job as an electrical engineer at a global company, it was the support along the way that gave her courage, guidance and the ability to succeed…

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For Your Entrepreneurial Toolbox: A Strong Support Network

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Don’t go it alone. To be successful as an entrepreneur, you need to surround yourself with the right partners, peers, mentors, advisers, investors, friends and customers. Guest contributor Alanna Muller is sure to inspire your hunt for a strong support network.

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Paradigm Shift: Your Network as a Mentor

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The importance of receiving mentoring has not diminished. If anything, it has amplified. Lovely Kumar challenges that a shift in paradigm from “Person as a Mentor” to “Network as a Mentor” is underway. Instead of concentrating on a mentor, we need to be open to learning from everyone we interact with…

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Why You Need a Reciprocal Mentor & How to Get One

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We regularly hear from women who report not having mentors or knowing where to start to get the right support. With reciprocal (or peer) mentoring, two people with similar levels of achievement and ambition come together to co-mentor one another. Learn here why you need a reciprocal mentor and how you can get one today…

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Success With a Sponsor: High-Tech Jordanian Woman CEO

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In the Middle East, IT is largely known as a male-dominated field. But that didn’t stop Tamara Abdel-Jaber. Ten years ago, she began her own Jordanian IT company, despite others wondering what she was thinking. In fact…

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What Tech Women in Mexico Want

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I recently had a birthday – the 34th to be exact – and couldn’t t help but reflect on what my life has been and who I have become, personally and professionally. I live in Guadalajara, Mexico; I am the oldest of three; I had the chance to get a scholarship at the University of […]

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Missing a Mentor? 5 Awesome Alternatives

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A shortage of mentors is something we often hear about from our readers and the women we coach. Among business and professional women in emerging economies and in developing countries, the issue is even more acute. A recent Gallup Poll indicated that this lack of mentors was one of the key factors hindering women from becoming business owners in […]

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How Thought Partners Add Value to Your Business

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There is something new on my radar that I haven’t heard discussed. As I study successful business people and entrepreneurs, I find that in addition to having strong mentors…

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