Mentoring

Women are making strides in the workplace but the numbers are still stagnating across management and line positions. One of the keys to increased success is offering strong mentoring programs, but many women struggle to find influential supporters who can help navigate organizational power structures. Professional mentoring remains an important strategic tool for companies to attract and retain a diverse workforce and to move talent upward through the management structure. Women and men mentors and sponsors are essential for supporting women’s career advancement whether in corporations, academia, small businesses, philanthropy or the nonprofit sector.

ACTION BRIEF: WOMEN AND MONEY

Building a Pipeline to Women's Leadership

NCRW held an expert panel on February 28, 2011 at American Express with senior leaders from business, government, and academia to explore the case for, barriers to, and action steps needed to expand the number of women in leadership positions. While many overt barriers to women’s advancement have been largely dismantled, and the pipeline to leadership is filled with highly qualified women, the embedded prejudices in our institutions and culture as well as the expectations women have for their professional and personal lives, especially younger women, still pose challenges.

Having It All But Remaining True to Oneself

By Linda Basch, PhD*
 
This morning, I had the opportunity to hear Véronique Morali, President of the Global Women’s Forum at Deauville, lead an inspiring conversation on leadership with Credit Suisse’s Americas Women’s Network.

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Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers

Women who are capable of starting growth companies that serve global markets may be the nation's secret weapon for achieving sustained economic growth.

URL: 
http://www.kauffman.org/newsroom/untapped-potential-for-expanding-womens-entrepreneurship-holds-promise-to-grow-us-economy.aspx

Sponsoring Women to Success

While mentoring is essential for leadership development, it is insufficient for advancing to top levels. Recent research has pointed to a more influential and specific professional relationship: sponsorship. Lately, organizations and the media have given sponsorship widespread attention, but questions abound.

URL: 
http://www.catalyst.org/publication/485/sponsoring-women-to-success
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