Women have long been underrepresented in the business world, currently owning only 29 percent of the nation’s small businesses. As this number continues to climb, it brings promise to female professionals, who still struggle to earn the same salaries as their male counterparts....more
[Editor's Note -- This week in the Reinvent Yourself series, we examine the role training plays in switching careers. Think a new job means heading back to the classroom? Maybe - and maybe not. -- Michelle V. Rafter]So, you've identified what you might like to do for your next career...now what?...more
I wrote not too long ago about thinking about my direction in life, in particular where I'm going in jewelry design. More than a few people emailed me expressed the same feelings, and I did what I could to encourage and to help people submit their work to magazines. I'd love to see some new blood in those pages! A lot of people have said they feel like "why bother" when they see many of the same names month after month, and with as many blogs as I read -- I know there's a ton of amazing people ...more
That question comes up every time I speak with women about their career aspirations.
A second question just as surely follows: if we can’t be authentically who we are, why would we want to “succeed” in male-dominated organizations or professions? Many women who leave the corporate world to stay home with children or enter entrepreneurial or nonprofit fields—or alternately, remain quietly in their jobs put only to find themselves doing the work but not getting the promotions—say they do so because they don’t want to become like men.
College students and grads now have a great--free--way to obtain a mentor in their field of study through StudentMentor.org. This new nonprofit offers simple online access to mentors willing to assist.
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Judy Anne-Educator/Writer/Prospect Researcher Edublog-http://workforcedevelopment.edublogs.org/...more
Okay, so if you’ve been too busy lately (understatement we know) to log onto MyWorkButterfly.com to read the wonderfully resourceful blog posts and to meet your fellow Butterfly Moms (we still love you), we’ll just have to personally deliver them to you from time to time:
Most entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and successful business people have, at one time or another, had mentors that assisted them in their career, business or psychology. And, most of these professionals will continue to have mentors throughout their lives and will go on to mentor others. A mentor is someone who can guide you (or take you under his or her wing) in becoming a better professional. But finding a mentor can be a daunting task. In this article we give you the top strategies for finding a mentor and for asking someone to be your mentor....more
In life one hopes to be lucky enough to find a mentor- someone who helps to mold the person you dream of becoming one day. This person lifts you, guides you, and inspires you to be the best – often resulting in something you didn’t even know you were capable of. This person is Maureen Haynes-Starr. Maureen was my mentor over 15 years ago and firmly holds that position today....more