This Career Savvy report provides information and resources on how to get
started as a mentor or mentee, and includes the following topics:
What Is Mentoring?
Benefits of Mentoring
Differences Between a Coach and a Mentor
Who can be a Mentor?
Who can be a Mentee?
Types of Mentoring
Why Do Women Have Difficulty Finding Female Mentors?
Topics of Discussion for Mentoring
Tips for Mentors
Tips for Mentees
Additional Mentoring Resources
When we think of a mentor, we probably think of one person guiding or
helping another person in some way. And, the Merriam-Webster dictionary
agrees with this by defining a mentor as “a trusted guide or counselor.”
For the purpose of this Mentoring Guide, we look at mentoring from the
standpoint of a person’s career. That means our definition of a mentor
and mentee is:
Mentor: Someone who helps another person develop / grow / progress in
Mentee: The person receiving the help of a mentor.
Lisa Quast, founder of Career Woman, Inc. and an international career development expert for women, has succeeded in business areas that have been traditionally male dominated. Tired of waiting for promotions, Lisa took her career into her own hands and created a career strategic plan to get her where she wanted to go.
From the lowest rung of the career ladder to executive positions at multi-billion dollar companies, she realized that achieving success requires more than just luck and hard work - it requires a plan. Her award-winning book, "Your Career, Your Way!" teaches women how to take the process of strategic planning - the same process businesses use to position themselves competitively - and apply it to their own career development.
Lisa has been quoted in articles for The Wall Street Journal, American Way Magazine, eHow and others, enjoys guest appearances on radio shows, and is a frequent contributor of career articles to a variety of publications and online resources, including Working Woman, Training Magazine, Work It Mom, HR Now, and MoneyWi$e Women. Her incredibly successful female-focused "Career Memos" blog (http://www.careerwomaninc.com/blog/) offers tips and insight on everything from how to ask for a raise to how to create a true work/life balance - and, her blog won a 2010 Stevie Award for Women in Business in the "Blog of the Year" cagegory!
Lisa's passion in life is making a difference in the lives of women by helping them achieve their dreams - and she's committed to helping as many women as possible achieve career success!