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

Published on
June 18, 2015

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.”
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