Mentorship and Sponsorship
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Women Who Oppress Women

I’ve recently become aware of a strange phenomenon. It may be something that you’ve dealt with since so many people have already suggested to me that they’ve worked with someone like this. It was new to me, an...

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5 Reasons to Connect with a Mentor in 2014

If you’re like many Career Girls, you’ve drafted a to-do list of goals for 2014.  Take a few minutes to review your list. If you had a team to support you in moving forward in your career, wouldn’t it make accomplishing ...

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The Value of a College Career Counselor

I have now been to see one of my university’s career counselors three times in the past year and I will definitely be continuing to meet with her until either the school year ends or, I (fingers crossed) land a job! The first...


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Lean In Again?

Last week I facilitated a women’s discussion group for an organization of which I’m a member. It was our kick-off session, so it felt fitting to use Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ 2010 Ted Talk as our discussion topic. I...

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Diversity in Sponsorship Creates a Competitive Edge

Executive level men and women are needed to support and advocate for the advancement of women and minorities into leadership positions. They need to actively sponsor individuals, these initiatives, and formal affinity groups in...

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Finding Job Success Through a Mentor

Finding a mentor isn’t necessarily something you “officially” do. Mentorship is something that can grow organically with anyone. Usually these people reveal themselves to us in the form of friends or colleague...


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Development or Advancement? Mentorship or Sponsorship?

Are you looking for personal and professional development? Or, are you looking for professional advancement? The answers to these two questions will determine the kind of relationship needed to achieve your professional goals. ...

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4 Ways to Get the Most from Your Summer Internship

Many careers start out with a coveted summer internship. Whether paid or unpaid, if you’re interning right now for a company you hope to one day work for or that is at least in the field you dream of pursuing, you want to mak...

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Achieve More Through Mentoring

Many people have experienced the mentor/mentee relationship at some point in life, perhaps during their education or in the corporate world. As a fellow mentor and mentee, this Career Girl understands the value of mentoring. As...


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Mentors and Sponsors: Your Career Musts!

We’ve heard about the importance of having mentors – and more recently sponsors – in our professional lives. In the past, when we think of “mentoring” we’ve generally thought of an older exec...