Mentorship and Sponsorship Discussion Resources
If you're here, chances are good that you heard me give a talk about mentorship and sponsorship. Thank you for listening and engaging (High Five!!)!!!
This is a quick follow up to share some resources with you...
First, I've done some writing on the blog here about mentorship. In particular, I'd like to point you to this one where I shared a "Mentee's Commitment". This is important for both a mentee to consider, and also leaders to consider when they are creating a framework for mentorship programs.
HBR has a lot of writing on this:
The Relationship You Need to Get Right by Hewlett, Marshall, and Sherbin
Sponsoring a Protege Remotely by Hewlett and Ihezie
How a Lack of Sponsorship Keeps Black Women Out of the C-Suite by Stephanie Bradley Smith
Sponsors Need to Stop Acting Like Mentors by Kennedy and Jain-Link
Want More Diverse Leadership? Sponsor Junior Talent by Ibarra and and von Bernuth
What Men Can Do To Be Better Mentors and Sponsors to Women by Anderson and Smith
A Lack of Sponsorship Is Keeping Women from Advancing into Leadership by Herminia Ibarra
Aimed at Women and their Allies
Podcast: Lead to Soar episode 10 - Mentorship Experiences with Michelle Redfern & Susan Colantuono
"The Career Advice You Probably Didn't Get" TED Talk by Susan Colantuono
Let me know what you think and find helpful. And remember, there's plenty of room for success for everyone, especially in the water industry and engineering at large. One of the best things you can do on the way is actively look for ways to help your peers and others around you succeed on their journey.
Hope to see you all again soon!