Women’s History Open Thread: Honoring Our Mentors

by Gloria Feldt on March 19th, 2011
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As our guest blogger Emily Jasper noted earlier this week on 9 Ways, mentors are particularly important for helping us develop a leadership style, and to shape our professional development. Who have been your mentors? What role have they played in your life? A new study released by Catalyst suggests that women need more than mentors, they need people who will sponsor them proactively into top leadership roles.

Do you agree? Have you had a sponsor? Have you been a sponsor?

Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt is the author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power. Buy the book here. Engage Gloria for a Speech or Workshop. Tweet @GloriaFeldt and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ Gloria is the co-founder (with Amy Litzenberger) of Take the Lead, a new initiative to prepare and propel women to leadership parity by 2025. Find them @takeleadwomen and on Facebook.

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3 Responses to Women’s History Open Thread: Honoring Our Mentors

  1. GMBDaly says:

    Mentors have played an amazing role in my career. A true mentor does great things for others without ever wanting credit. A true mentor motivates, encourages and inspires. Mentors come in the forms of friends, colleagues, teachers, coaches, bosses, etc. We are all the result of mentors in our lives.

  2. Liz says:

    I am lucky to have a mentor/sponsor/amazing friend: Lee Caraher, president of PR and marketing firm Double Forte. http://www.double-forte.com/.

    And if you define a mentor as someone who inspires you to achieve, then Gloria, you fit the definition.

 
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