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Be Your Own Mentor: Strategies from Top Women on the Secrets of Success
Be Your Own Mentor reveals the secrets and savvy business insights of top women in business and acts as a stand-in mentor for readers. From the first resume all the way to the CEO's office, this book guides readers along the path to success. The book describes what a mentor is, why women need one, and offers real-life stories to help women master the art of networking, cre ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 27th 2001 by Random House (NY)
(first published January 1st 2001)
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Wellington offers advice drawing upon her company's own data collection as well as interviews with specific high fliers. Some of it it the same old, same old (Women have to work harder to get the same recognition), some of it was contradictory (pretend to be into sports, be true to yourself, don't follow sports if it's not your thing, it's very good if sports are you thing, fake it if it's not...), some of it was new to me (line jobs get you further up the ladder, but staff jobs give you breadth ...more
I read this book in connection with a project for our firm's women's networking group. It contains some good tips, but nothing that hasn't been covered in other materials on this topic. It was written more than 10 years ago and seems a bit out of date in terms of the status of women in the workplace and, more specifically, in professional firms.