Learning from Other Women: How to Benefit from the Knowledge, Wisdom and Experience of Female Mentors

Learning from Other Women: How to Benefit from the Knowledge, Wisdom and Experience of Female Mentors

by Carolyn S. Duff
     
 

For women who want to enhance their careers and lives using a virtually untapped resource-other women. Just because mentor begins with men doesn't mean that mentors must BE men. In fact, many women are now discovering the enormous rewards of having other women as their mentors. It makes perfect sense. After all, women share common experiences, must overcome…  See more details below

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For women who want to enhance their careers and lives using a virtually untapped resource-other women. Just because mentor begins with men doesn't mean that mentors must BE men. In fact, many women are now discovering the enormous rewards of having other women as their mentors. It makes perfect sense. After all, women share common experiences, must overcome common difficulties-and only women can completely empathize with other women. Learning From Other Women is a breakthrough book written to encourage women to reach up, reach out, and take advantage of the deep resources of other women. Readers will discover how to:

  • go beyond myths and fears that have kept them from reaching out to other women at work
  • initiate and maintain learning relationships with other women
  • anticipate and avoid challenges to constructive women-to-women learning relationships
  • benefit from the knowledge that only another woman can impart, and more.

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Library Journal
Now that women have achieved a presence in the work force, Duff argues, they are turning to each other for career guidance and support. It's not that men cannot be good mentors, but, as Duff notes, "men have not shared the female experience." Duff, president of a consulting business that focuses on workplace gender issues (and author, with Barbara Cohen, of When Women Work Together: Using Our Strengths To Overcome Our Challenges), has drawn on the experiences of 200 career women to create a guide to female mentoring. She presents tips on how to connect with a mentor, how to choose the right person in an organization, and how to nurture the mentoring relationship. Additionally, Duff offers focused worksheet exercises, Internet sites, and an extensive bibliography. Worthy reading even though much has been written about this subject; recommended for most career collections.--Bellinda Wise, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Tells women in business how to develop advantageous mentoring, networking, and learning relationships with other women, showing how to initiate and maintain mentoring relationships, how to go beyond myths and stereotypes that keep women from reaching out to other women at work, and how to benefit from knowledge only another woman can impart. Features advice, self-assessment exercises, and real-life stories of 200 career women at all levels in all types of organizations. The author is president of a consulting and training business focused on workplace gender issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814404553
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
08/17/1999
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.83(d)

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