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Web Worthy: A Weekly Mentoring Roundup (June 12 - 18)

MentorCloud's Web Worthy series is a curated list of the best mentoring articles and stories from the past week. Check in every Thursday for inspiration, guidance, and practical advice on everything related to mentoring! 

The Takeaway: 

  • What 'Star Wars' can teach you about the importance of mentorship by Erin Ganju via Fortune Magazine 
    • “…it is essential for female leaders to offer guidance to promising young women and girls on paths that traditionally have been closed to them.”
  • For women in computer science, a little mentoring goes a long way by Jeb Sharp via Public Radio International (PRI) 
    • “Without having mentors at an authoritative level saying, ‘You deserve this sort of experience; you should apply for this program, because you’re strong enough; those are the sorts of things I wouldn’t necessarily have done without a strong mentoring voice to push me.”
  • Resource Management: Organisations salvage bad hiring calls through training, mentoring via The Economic Times
    • “At Deloitte, managers are assigned to help fresh recruits navigate the career traps of under-performance. Career mentors are also provided for insights into the industry and work functions.”
  • Mentoring promoted by Greg Ellis via Illawarra Mercury
    • “Ms. Wren spoke of the recognition as a leader that came with being a mentor, the exposure to prospective young leaders, ideas and approaches and the opportunity it gave to reflect on your own goals and practices.”
  • Hey Scientist, Who Are You Mentoring this Summer?  by Shari Werb via Smithsonian Magazine
    • “Young people need personal connections and experiences that help them turn an interest in math or biology into a lifetime of fulfilling and rewarding work.”