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A Mentor’s Year-End Reflection

A Mentor’s Year-End Reflection

Just over a year ago, I started volunteering with Thrive with Mentoring, coming on board as a mentor in April 2018. What have I learned through this experience? My mentee was in Mumbai while I was in Hyderabad for half the mentorship year and then in Germany. So this...

Spotlight

A Mentor’s Year-End Reflection

A Mentor’s Year-End Reflection

Just over a year ago, I started volunteering with Thrive with Mentoring, coming on board as a mentor in April 2018. What have I learned through this experience? My mentee was in Mumbai while I was in Hyderabad for half the mentorship year and then in Germany. So this...

Bossing Together- Women supporting women

An upset woman walks into a washroom. 10 minutes later she walks out, make up fixed, compliments lighting up her face and with 4 new friends. That’s how you boss together. Women sign up for mentoring sessions and don’t show up. They say that they had a business trip...

How can you maximise your Personal Brand?

Angela Merkel is the most powerful woman in the world. "She's very good at collecting information," says Thomas Strerath, head of the advertising agency that designed her campaign materials. "She gets into the details, she hesitates, and then she makes her final...

How does mentorship serve as a bias interruptor?

Early last month, I had written about how mentoring serves to disable stereotypes. Based on my experiences in the last couple of weeks, I want to take this a step further and talk about how mentorship can serve as a bias interruptor. I was at the airport, and this...

Women- the evolving definition of Daring Leaders

Changing the world doesn't require women to mirror men. It demands that women exercise what has long been regarded as their leadership abilities – sensitivity, perceptiveness, connectedness and compassion – which measurably impact outcomes. 2019 sees the highest...

See It, Be It- Structured Mentoring

I had a mentor in my early 20s, and the most significant thing that she taught me was “to own it”. I remember how she would brief me for a project and I would rush off to do it. I just had to get it done in the shortest possible time in the best possible way. In spite...

So you are a mentor : Now what?

What made you become a mentor? Maybe you wanted to extend your reach and impact beyond the quotidian. Maybe you experienced the benefits of mentoring and wanted to give back. And what’s next once you don this mantle? You might be oscillating between teaching,...

How to get more women in your corner?

  Mentorship is a form of social capital. Research has shown time and again that those who know how to ask for it and those who receive mentorship do far better in their professional and personal lives than those who don’t. In a 5 year study Gartner study published in...

Embrace Imbalance

  As children, regardless of gender, we learn to balance the demands on our time-- homework, extracurricular activities, playtime, hobbies. Other responsibilities slowly get added into the mix: chores, errands, earning opportunities. Adulting thus becomes synonymous...

How to address Habits that keep women stuck?

  Women have been schooled all through their lives to not attract attention to themselves, so much so that as women we have forgotten to pay attention to ourselves. In an effort to embed humility into our character, what really has been sown are seeds of self- doubt....

A mentor will help you succeed quicker

If not now, when? A mentor will help you succeed quicker, and save you from a few missteps. Do you know your real potential? Sadly most of us underestimate the power we naturally have within ourselves. But you are never too old, nor is it too late to discover what you...

Why We Get in Our Own Way – Self Sabotaging

Being in the business of mentoring people, we many a times discover amazing personalities rocking the world with their super-charged cutting-edge actions and impactful thought process. Such kind of splendidly noteworthy personas that we come across make us think "What...

The Mentorship Express begins!

A few of you have come back to us to say that aligning schedules became a challenge in the beginning – and now you are wondering if you should reach out as a couple of months have passed after the launch. Some others had their initial meetings – and then somehow lost...

Thriving, with mentoring

Thriving, with mentoring… Let me preface this piece by saying I have always been, and will always be, a HUGE fan of mentoring. As a tool for growth, development and self-reflection is it, in my humble opinion, unparalleled. It is also wonderfully flexible, personal,...

Mentoring Magic

Mentoring has changed a lot in the last few decades. The traditional mentor-mentee relationship is not necessarily a thing of the past, but it’s no longer the standard. However, the role remains the same - to encourage personal and professional development of a mentee...

Finding Mentors

  Who is a mentor? It is someone who is your guide, confidant, coach. The term originated from the ancient Greek epic Odyssey by Homer. Mentor was Telemachus’ teacher and guide in this story of quest and self discovery. Over time, the word ‘mentor’ has come to...

Mentoring is about unfurling…

  Today I met a friend who works for an organization that is financially highly successful and the economic gains to leaders in the higher ranks of this organization retains them far longer than the prevailing culture could possibly afford. My friend said being in...

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