What Startups Can Learn from Fortune 500 Mentoring Programs

Today, as much as 71 percent of all Fortune 500 companies have implemented a mentoring program where mentors and mentees seek active participation. This speaks volumes on just how beneficial such a program can be for companies when done right. Numerous studies have found that mentoring programs can reduce turnover and significantly increase employee engagement. …

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Common Mistakes to Avoid While Designing a Mentoring Program

The benefits of a well-designed mentoring program have already been experienced first-hand by thousands of organizations. Not only does it help the mentee develop their professional and personal abilities, thereby helping them advance their career, but it also has tons of advantages for the organization itself. From employee onboarding and engagement to retention, a mentoring …

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What Makes a Good Mentoring Program?

Many successful companies take it upon themselves to ensure that they create an environment that’s suitable for both the personal as well as professional growth for all employees. Perhaps the best way to achieve this is through a mentoring program. A mentoring program can work wonders for the growth of an organization. It can increase …

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Here is How Successful Companies are Mentoring for Diversity and Inclusion

Building and nurturing a culture of diversity and inclusion is critical for modern organizations. Not only does it decrease turnover rates, but it also makes happier, more motivated and engaged employees and boosts overall morale. Besides, studies have shown that diversity in the workplace can actually increase the bottom line. Your employees are the backbone …

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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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Distance Mentoring for Doctors and Lawyers

Common questions from organizations starting up a new mentoring program are about mentors and mentees working at a distance: How does distance mentoring work? Is it as effective as local mentoring? On 2 May 2013, the National Public Radio show called “Talk of the Nation” aired the topic “Luring Doctors and Lawyers to Rural America”. The host …

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TiEcon Women’s Forum, Innovation

  While  MentorCloud was at TiEcon “The World’s Largest Conference for Entrepreneurs” last weekend mostly to help run the MentorConnect program and to meet current and future customers, we did get to see some of the presentations in between doing business.  I attended several presentations of the TiEcon Women’s Forum – including the fascinating keynote by Maya Strelar-Migotti, Vice President and …

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