7 effective habits that define a Great Mentor

Mentorship is a key factor in engaging people within an organization. Higher engagement has a direct impact on retention of employees and ROI for businesses. Having a trustful, engaging and open mentor provides immense professional and personal benefits for employees. According to an Emerging Workforce Study, 35% of employees without regular mentoring plans start looking for other …

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Awesome Q1 2014 at MentorCloud

2014 has been an extraordinary year so far at MentorCloud – amazing advisors, collaborative clients, fantastic friends here at Runway and elsewhere, and increasing interest in our platform from all over the world. Our vision is and has always been to “Build a Mentoring Planet,” where hundreds of millions of us are connected to support …

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Hopper Conference, Partnership Book

MentorCloud is preparing to present at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (“GHC-13″) in October 2013 and is also  working with partner People to People (P2P) to publish a new book called Triangular Partnership: The Power of the Diaspora.  A pre-production version of the book will be distributed at the 5th Annual Global Ethiopian Diaspora Conference on Health …

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AAUW, IISc Presentations by MentorCloud

This has been a traveling summer for Team MentorCloud: In June, Katy Dickinson presented at the the American Association of University Women (AAUW) national convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Other presenters at this remarkable event included Lilly Ledbetter, Linda Alepin, and US Senator Olympia Snowe. On behalf of MentorCloud, Katy Dickinson presented an “Online Mentoring” Special Interest Group (SIG) with Deepti Gudipati, Director, Leadership Programs at AAUW. More …

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TiE Mentoring Success Metrics

TiEcon “The World’s Largest Conference for Entrepreneurs” was held 17-18 May 2013 in the Silicon Valley, California. MentorCloud powered the TiE Silicon Valley MentorConnect program presented as part of TiEcon.  MentorConnect has several elements, including a web-based platform (MentorCloud) and a series of speed mentoring events called Open Mentoring Sessions.  Two such sessions were held recently, one in December 2012 …

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Connecting Women Business Owners

This week Billie Dragoo (named among the top 10 women entrepreneurs in the nation by Fortune Magazine, CEO RepuCare, and 2013 National Board Chair – National Association of Women Business Owners – NAWBO) has been in the San Francisco Bay Area meeting business and political leaders. Ruth Stergiou (CEO, Invent Your Future Enterprises) and Katy Dickinson (Vice …

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Journey with a Purpose

The week before TiEcon 2013, MentorCloud invited Sashi Chimala to talk about mentoring from his perspective as a successful long-time serial entrepreneur. Sashi has founded a wide variety of startups, including: Covansys, Indigo Technologies, Qwiky’s Coffee Pub, CricTV.com cricket social network, and Knibble online gaming site, among others. He is now the CEO and Co-Founder at …

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Distinguished Visitors to MentorCloud

Today, MentorCloud, eCloset.me, and the Plug and Play Center were honored to host a visit in Sunnyvale, California, by distinguished guests, including: Lee Satterfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Professional and Cultural Exchanges Sheila Casey, Deputy Director, Office of Citizen Exchanges at U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Heather Ramsey, Senior Director of Strategic …

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