Mentoring

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Rosetta Stander/Mentoring

Executive Director, Zimele Community

A: Somehow, mentoring has always been part of my adult life. I find it most rewarding to see how someone stands up from despair and grows wings. Eight years ago, my ...

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Ella Gorgla

Ella Gorgla/Mentoring

Founder, I-ELLA

A: I don’t have any formal mentors at the moment and can only look back at my two mentors in undergrad and throughout my summer internship. Their lessons still ring true. 1.)  ...

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Cheryl Dorsey/Mentoring

President, Echoing Green

A: I have been blessed to have an extraordinary mentor—Dr. Nancy E. Oriol, Dean of Students at Harvard Medical School. Together we co-founded a nonprofit organization, The Family Van that provides ...

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Laurel Richie/Mentoring

President, WNBA

A: I have always been very aware, and a big proponent of the importance of diversity, in every aspect, whether that is race, gender, religion …. but also diversity of thought ...

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Nancy Lublin/Mentoring

CEO, DoSomething.org

A: I think mentor programs (and even the word itself) are bullshit. The notion that one person has so much to bestow on another? No thanks. Instead, I’m a big believer ...

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Emily Miethner

Emily Miethner/Mentoring

Founder & President, FindSpark

A: Mentoring is an important part of my life. Having great mentors has been extremely helpful in my own career so I do my best to pay it forward. I like ...

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