Mentoring for Leadership: How to Best Equip Women for Success
A Webinar Presented by Rosina Racioppi EdD, of WOMEN Unlimited, Inc.
New York, NY, October 24, 2017 – Rosina L. Racioppi, EdD, President and CEO of WOMEN Unlimited, Inc., knows a lot about mentoring. After all, Dr. Racioppi authored a white paper on the subject, entitled “Women’s Mentoring Wisdom.” Over 370 registered for the webinar, “How to Best Equip Women for Success: Mentoring for Leadership,” held on October 24th, and sponsored by Chronus, a leader in mentoring software.
The webinar focused on three key areas: Why Gender Diversity Matters, Women & Mentoring: The Perfect Match, and How to Guide Women to Successful Mentoring Relationships. Although many companies are doing a great job of attracting entry-level women into their organization, they are having major problems retaining them at mid-level. The retirement of senior-level baby boomer women is exacerbating the problem, since there are not enough junior women to fill the vacuum their departure creates. That’s why mid-career retention is becoming more and more critical. Based on research, relationship building is most important at that mid-career level and is a major ally to retention. Organizations must continually work at creating a culture that is conducive to growing the development relationships that help high-potential women reach the highest corporate levels.
The follow up discussion included key points, such as: 1) women need to define their “north star” when preparing to meet their mentors and design their encounters around those defined goals, 2) when developing organizational relationships, women should look to those who will help them see the whole picture, challenge their perspectives and increase their over-all organizational awareness, 3) there are three major mentoring “derailers” to be aware of – failing to meet with mentors, pre-judging the mentor, and failing to apply insights gained from mentors, and 4) why both male and female mentors are important.
To learn more about the knowledge Dr. Racioppi shared in this insightful webinar, view a recent blog post on the subject here, or to listen to the webinar in its entirety, click here.
For more information on Dr. Racioppi and how WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. works with major stakeholders across an organization to develop leaders who deliver results, you are invited to visit women-unlimited.com.
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About WOMEN Unlimited, Inc.
WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. (women-unlimited.com) has been partnering with Fortune 1000 companies since 1994 to develop and retain a diverse pool of talented women leaders who can confidently usher their organizations to new levels of growth and profitability. The organization uses a three-pronged approach of mentoring, education and networking to benefit organizations by enabling the transformation of talented, high-potential women from doers to leaders.
About Rosina L. Racioppi, EdD
Dr. Rosina Racioppi, President and Chief Executive Officer of WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. spearheads initiatives to help Fortune 1000 companies cultivate the talent needed for ongoing growth and profitability. Under her leadership, Women Unlimited, Inc. partners with organizations across a wide range of industries to develop high-potential women and to build a pipeline of diverse and talented leaders. To learn more about Dr. Racioppi, visit women-unlimited.com.