Topic: mentoring

Why Women Need Male Mentors

Why Women Need Male Mentors

The numbers don’t lie: Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, but very few of them make it to the top. For over a decade, mentorship of women by women has been seen as part of the solution, and workplaces from Goldman Sachs to the U.S. government have implemented programs to do just that. But what if the person best suited to mentor you is a man? More »

Why Charlie Sheen Could Actually Make A Good Mentor For Lindsay Lohan

Why Charlie Sheen Could Actually Make A Good Mentor For Lindsay Lohan

We know mentors can make a huge difference in the life of a young career-oriented woman. Everyone agreesmentors are crucial. Seriously, click any of the words in that sentence for proof that mentors matter in tech, science, academia, and beyond. In fact, the evidence is so overwhelming that you might think that mentors are positive influences no matter what. Enter Charlie Sheen, who is now offering his services as a mentor to Lindsay Lohan. More »

Bullish Q&A: Half-Shaved Haircuts, Interviews, And Lady-Mentors

Bullish Q&A: Half-Shaved Haircuts, Interviews, And Lady-Mentors

To preface: I have short hair, very short on the right side and gradually increases in length to form an array of curls on the left side, no longer than right below my jaw. It’s very trendy, and I love it, especially after so many years of boring hair.

The problem is that now that I’ll be getting interviews (optimism!) I’ll be applying to architecture firms. I worry that my hair will send the wrong message about me. More »

Five Quotes That Will Make You Love Connie Britton More Than You Already Do

Five Quotes That Will Make You Love Connie Britton More Than You Already Do

If you have watched Friday Night Lights and/or Nashville, you do not need a primer on why Connie Britton is the best. She plays characters who are strong, confident, warm, charismatic, and smart, and is, I have always imagined, all of these things herself. A fantastic new profile of Britton in the New York Times magazine proves it, and includes some true gems of wisdom on Britton’s unorthodox and brilliant career, which has only become stronger since she turned 40, defying Hollywood stereotypes. Connie, if you’re reading this, please become my best friend and mentor. More »

Ten Tips to Thrive in Your Legal Career

Ten Tips to Thrive in Your Legal Career

By Desiree Moore

If you are a law student in the current economic and legal environment, you’ve likely heard at least some negativity surrounding your soon-to-be chosen profession.

  • “Law school doesn’t prepare you for the practice of law.”
  • “Jobs are few and far between.”
  • “Those who do land jobs out of law school are dissatisfied in the long term.”

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How Mentoring Led To The First All-Female Congressional Delegation

How Mentoring Led To The First All-Female Congressional Delegation

Congress has been making headlines recently for being even more dysfunctional and deadlocked than usual, thanks to the “fiscal cliff” disaster just narrowly averted. This morning, Politico reported that House Speaker John Boehner walked up to the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, as negotiations began and said, “Go f— yourself.” How kind and professional! So it’s about time we got to read an upbeat story about the institution, and here’s a great one: The story of how New Hampshire produced the first all-female congressional delegation, which becomes official tomorrow. As one newly elected representative put it, “Pink is the new power color in New Hampshire.” More »

Scientists Rate Female Job Applicants As Less Worthy Of Money And Mentoring

Scientists Rate Female Job Applicants As Less Worthy Of Money And Mentoring

Both male and female scientists are biased against women, according to a new study from researchers at Yale. Using the ol’ “evaluate identical job applications with different names attached” technique, researchers found scientists rated female applicants lower in competence and hireability, and — here’s the painful kicker — said they’d be less willing to mentor the women than men with identical qualifications. Oh, and they’d pay ‘em less, too. Oof. Science, am I right, ladies?
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Shocking New Accusation: Marissa Mayer Is, Like, A Totally Lame Mentor

Shocking New Accusation: Marissa Mayer Is, Like, A Totally Lame Mentor

Soon-to-be Yahoo head Marissa Mayer has spent the last three years serving as a mentor to female executives from developing countries as part of a global mentoring program run by the US State Department. And unlike other mentors, she invites her mentees to stay in her home to “have a more immersive experience,” according to an anonymous source in the New York Post today. Very cool of her! Or at least that’s what you might think until you hear the harrowing take of one mentee who had an awful experience because she was forced toMore »