Career Content Career Content for Our Voices - Women in STEM en Career Coach: Mentors Matter, but Women Need Sponsors in High Places <p>It is clear that having a mentor is advantageous for anyone wanting to move up, and especially for women.</p> <p>Research has shown that a mentor helps protégés gain career outcomes such as: higher compensation and faster salary growth, greater job and career satisfaction and organizational commitment, and higher expectations for advancement. Mentors do this by providing coaching, challenging assignments, sponsorship, and exposure and visibility. In addition, mentors can provide psychosocial support by serving as role models and providing counseling, acceptance and friendship.</p> September 03, 2018 - 6:35am Women In STEM Editorial Board Why Women Lawyers Need Sponsors, Not Just Mentors <p>Mentoring in the legal profession is not new. For women lawyers, in particular, mentors can be invaluable sources of guidance on everything from the nuts and bolts of the practice to work/life balance strategies. Many firms have formal mentoring programs for associates, pairing them with a partner or senior associate who can help them develop their skills as lawyers. Every young lawyer should seek out and develop a positive relationship with a mentor (and pay it forward to the next generation by becoming a mentor in the years ahead).</p> September 03, 2018 - 6:23am Women In STEM Editorial Board Sponsorship is an Important Key to Unlocking Women’s Career Potential <p>Did you know that …</p> <p>There are more CEOs named John than female CEOs in total?</p> <p>Just 2 per cent of venture-capital investment goes to women?</p> <p>While we've made significant strides since the suffragettes of the early 1900s, we have ways to go. One way we can move the dial is through the power of sponsorship.</p> <p>Sponsorship – often confused with but very different from mentorship – is one step beyond advocacy: It's someone being your champion, putting their reputation on the line for your career advancement.</p> September 03, 2018 - 6:15am Women In STEM Editorial Board Sponsorship: It's Not Who You Know, But Who Knows You <p>We all know how important mentoring is to career success. Yet having a sponsor is even more critical to advancement in the workplace. What exactly is a sponsor? And how do they differ from mentors?</p> <p>According to Catalyst research, a mentor is usually someone outside your current organisation who provides career direction and advice, helps to identify opportunities, and offers feedback and support.</p> August 30, 2018 - 7:04am Women In STEM Editorial Board Women's Powerful Weapon: Sponsors <p>What do Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah Winfrey, Chita Rivera, Abigail Adams, and Susan B. Anthony have in common? They all received a crucial career boost from another woman.</p> <p>Throughout history, it's always been true that connections count. Today, as women around the world increasingly move into positions of power in politics and in the workplace, they are learning that one connection in particular is the springboard to success: sponsorship.</p> August 30, 2018 - 7:01am Women In STEM Editorial Board Mentors Are Good. Sponsors Are Better <p>As <a href="">Sheryl Sandberg</a> of Facebook tells it, what accounts for her spectacular leap to leadership is her unfettered embrace of career opportunity. By <a href="">“leaning in,”</a> she maintains in her new book, she has been able to join the male-dominated ranks of corporate executives.</p> August 30, 2018 - 6:55am Women In STEM Editorial Board How Women Mentors Make a Difference in Engineering Women mentors in engineering can help other women navigate an environment that often is biased against women by listening, sharing experiences, offering advice and making social connections. By: Ed Yong August 27, 2018 - 2:36am Women In STEM Editorial Board Women Must Help Other Women Conquer STEM Fields How and why women can and should be helping other women overcome barriers, obstacles, and challenges faced in STEM fields. By: Danielle Applestone August 27, 2018 - 2:29am Women In STEM Editorial Board Why Women Need Mid-Career Mentors The trials and benefits of seeking a mid-career mentor. By: Julia Carpenter August 27, 2018 - 2:19am Women In STEM Editorial Board Mentoring Matters: How More Women Can Get The Right People In Their Corner A guide for women to identify and retain mentors. By Margie Warrell August 27, 2018 - 2:10am Women In STEM Editorial Board