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Getting the Most out of Your Mentoring Relationships


Getting the Most out of Your Mentoring Relationships

A Handbook for Women in STEM
Mentoring in Academia and Industry, Band 3

von: Donna J. Dean

63,06 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 05.04.2009
ISBN/EAN: 9780387924090
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 168

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Mentorship practice has been part of the human experience since the Golden Age of Greece. Engaging with a mentor as a way to learn and achieve one’s full potential is an ancient and respected practice. And, it has been the keystone on which the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) has built its program over the past three decades. Trailblazers, such as Dr. Estelle Ramey and Dr. Anne Briscoe, experienced first-hand the isolation of women in the country’s male-dominated scientific establishment and worked to build an organization that would promote women through mentoring relationships. Dr. Ramey, who earned her degree in p- siology and biophysics and taught at Georgetown Medical School, was a we- known feminist speaker and writer. Noted for her great wit, she once quipped, ‘‘I was startled to learn that ovarian hormones are toxic to brain cells. ’’ Throughout her career, Dr. Ramey decried sexist comments and situations that treated women as less than fully human. She felt very strongly about how little, if anything, it took to extend a helping hand to someone else in a way that could really make a huge difference in her life. As she wrote in her book called Letters to our Grandchildren, ‘‘If I could leave you with any advice, it would be to speak words of caring not only to those closest to you, but to all the hungry ears you encounter on your journey through a cold world.
Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics often work nearly eighty hours per week. Such demands make it imperative that they build solid mentoring relationships, and this handbook is a quick, solid guide to many aspects of mentoring.
Mentorship practice has been part of the human experience since the Golden Age of Greece. Engaging with a mentor as a way to learn and achieve one’s full potential is an ancient and respected practice. And, it has been the keystone on which the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) has built its program over the past three decades. Trailblazers, such as Dr. Estelle Ramey and Dr. Anne Briscoe, experienced first-hand the isolation of women in the country’s male-dominated scientific establishment and worked to build an organization that would promote women through mentoring relationships. Dr. Ramey, who earned her degree in p- siology and biophysics and taught at Georgetown Medical School, was a we- known feminist speaker and writer. Noted for her great wit, she once quipped, ‘‘I was startled to learn that ovarian hormones are toxic to brain cells. ’’ Throughout her career, Dr. Ramey decried sexist comments and situations that treated women as less than fully human. She felt very strongly about how little, if anything, it took to extend a helping hand to someone else in a way that could really make a huge difference in her life. As she wrote in her book called Letters to our Grandchildren, ‘‘If I could leave you with any advice, it would be to speak words of caring not only to those closest to you, but to all the hungry ears you encounter on your journey through a cold world.
How to Use This Guide.- What Is Mentoring?.- Preparing to be Mentored.- Mentoring Relationships.- Changing Dynamics, Changing Needs.- Career and Life Transitions.- Navigating Interpersonal Contexts.- Starting Out with the Right Education.- Moving Toward Career Success.- Voices of Experience.- Provocative Thoughts for a Better Future.- Resources.
Mentorship practice has been part of the human experience since the Golden Age of Greece. Engaging with a mentor as a way to learn and achieve one's full potential is an ancient and respected practice. Getting the Most out of your Mentoring Relationships  overviews and gives perspectives on a variety of topics and issues relating to being mentored in the diverse fields encompassed by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are laid out in an easy-to-scan format. This book is meant to serve as a handbook in times of need when a few moments of reflection and perspective would be highly useful.
Provides a quick, yet structured guide to mentoring
A handy resource guide will be included for quick reference
Most comprehensive handbook catered to women in STEM

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