Mentorship and Sponsorship
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A Mentor for Every Age

Mentorship is a word that’s often thrown out there when we’re talking specifically to young women. We think, somehow, that we only need a mentor when we’re in the beginning stages of our careers. The fact is, ...

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5 Innovative Ways to Find a Mentor

Did you January is National Mentor Month? If you don’t yet have a mentor or you’ve been meaning to reach out to a current or past mentor, now is the time to jump start those relationships! My friends over at Citi...

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Finding a Male Mentor

Here at Career Girl Network, we’ve talked a lot about the importance of female mentoring, sponsoring, and supervisory relationships. The notion of women helping women is key when we’re talking about changing the rat...


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Finding a Formal Mentorship Program

In my best Sally Struthers infomercial voice: “Do you want to find a mentor? Sure. We all do.” And while there’s no $1 per day way to get the best mentor for you, there are ways beyond LinkedIn and your person...

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Aaaand Break! — Build Your Team For Professional Success

In my past life as a sales manager, I used to pose a question to my new sales staff members while they were in training: on the path to success, what is a salesperson’s biggest obstacle? They would think for a moment befo...

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The 3 Career Mentors Everyone Should Have

You’re out there busy finding a mentor, right? Or maybe you’re looking for a sponsor. Or perhaps you’re just looking for a job. No matter the case, The Daily Muse recently published an incredible outline for e...


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The Million Dollar Elevator Ride

It’s not often here at Career Girl that we recommend you read an article without at least giving you a snippet or quote from said article. This, however, is one of those times. And here’s why. In a recent article at...

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Worth Equals Influence

Last week, Career Girl Contributor Marcy Farry brought us the article “Busyness Equals Worth?” In it, she talks about the tendency of our culture to equate busyness and general stress to value. Marcy encouraged us t...

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How to Be a Smart Protégé

Whether the word you choose is “mentee” or “protégé”, being one is tough. Perhaps you’ve found a mentor (or mentors), maybe you’ve even created your own powerful Board of Directors who cons...


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Get Ahead With a Mentor Who Scares You

Years ago, I faced the assignment in a professional development class of asking a professional woman to be my mentor. I wrote about my experience in this 2011 post, “Mentoring for Success.” My experience shocked me....