A recent op-ed in the ABA Journal has some women outraged over claims that working mothers are terrible managers, overly perfectionist, and don’t support team members. Let’s discuss.
How Are You Staying in Touch With Your Mentors?
How are you staying in touch with your mentors and mentees right now, readers? Let’s discuss…
How to Find Sponsors at Work (Open Thread)
I recently took part in an alumni discussion on how to ask for raises and other negotiation tips. I was intrigued when a lot of women in the group raised their hands for advice, telling stories of how they failed to get the raise, job, or promotion they deserved, despite following all the best negotiation … Read More about How to Find Sponsors at Work (Open Thread)
Mentoring Advice: How to Be a Great Mentee (and How to be a Great Mentor)
I was thinking recently about the different mentors I’ve had over the years — as well as the different mentees — and I started wondering: what are best practices on both sides of the relationship? How can you get the most out of your mentor-mentee relationship? What’s the best advice for how to be a great … Read More about Mentoring Advice: How to Be a Great Mentee (and How to be a Great Mentor)
Networking In Your Niche — But Outside Your Company
What’s the best way to network in your niche and with experts in your field — but outside your company? How can you find these experienced professionals, and how should you reach out? Can you find a mentor outside your own company? Reader M wonders: I just landed a job in a field I’m excited to be in, … Read More about Networking In Your Niche — But Outside Your Company
Feeling Jealous of a Younger Colleague
What should you do if you’re feeling envious of a colleague who’s younger than you, seemingly unappreciative of the opportunity you’re giving her, and also — in your opinion — inappropriately flirty at networking events? Reader J wonders: I’m a 40 yr old business development manager at an engineering firm. I’ve formed a group of female colleagues that helps … Read More about Feeling Jealous of a Younger Colleague
Alumni Mentoring and Networking: What Works, What Doesn’t
Have you found great mentors through alumni events? What is the best alumni event (or networking event in general) that you’ve ever attended? Have you done alumni mentoring, on either side?
How to Tell Your Beloved Mentor You’re Quitting
You’ve been offered a new job — but how do you tell your beloved mentor and boss that? Reader L wonders how to quit your job when your mentor is your boss. I am a fifth year associate and have been at my current firm for just over a year. Recently, an unexpected job opportunity … Read More about How to Tell Your Beloved Mentor You’re Quitting
Networking with Older Women
Reader R has a question that goes pretty well with our discussion of networking with older men — how to network with older women. Here’s the question: I’m a 24 year old summer clerk with a public defender’s office. I got the gig by networking through my friends; specifically, by getting to know their mothers … Read More about Networking with Older Women