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Femgineer Friends Session #3 June 21, 2013

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Mentors & Sponsors: Why You Want Both

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Femgineer Friends Session #3 June 21, 2013

  1. 1. Femgineer FriendsGroup MentoringSession #3 - Mentors & Sponsors, and Why You Need BothJune 21, 2013led by Karen CatlinFriday, June 21, 13
  2. 2. ‣ Ongoing mentorship on professional development‣ For a group with common career backgrounds‣ Meet bi-monthly to address topics that relate to professional development‣ Benefits‣ Tips from an experienced technical mentor‣ Networking‣ Help & support from peersFemgineer FriendsFriday, June 21, 13
  3. 3. ‣ Respect confidentiality‣ OK to broadcast the topics on social media, but please be respectful ofindividuals and confidentiality.‣ Slides will be available online:‣ http://www.slideshare.net/KarenCatlin‣ Recordings will be available via DropBox‣ Invitation will be sent to monthly membersHow It WorksFriday, June 21, 13
  4. 4. Mentors & Sponsors, and Why You Need BothMentors & Sponsors - what’s the difference?MentorsSponsorsHow do I thank my mentors and sponsor?Why do I need a mentor?Why would someone want to mentor me?How do I get a mentor?Who is a sponsor?What’s in it for the sponsor?How do you engage a sponsor?Friday, June 21, 13
  5. 5. Q. I often struggle to know what I dont know. How can I identify whether or nota mentor or sponsor is a good fit for me when I often dont know the detailsabout what I need?Q: Is there any way to protect myself from getting bad advice?Questions from the GroupFriday, June 21, 13
  6. 6. Thank you for participating!Session #4 - Street Cred: How to Prove You Can Do the Job9am PST July 12, 2013Friday, June 21, 13

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