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Sponsoring Women to Career Success

Recording Date: February 26, 2014
Price: Free

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You Need a Sponsor to Fast-Track Your Career

What’s the difference between a mentor and sponsor?

Think of mentors as the friendly guides who dispense helpful information, offering up input and advice to mentees. Sponsors, on the other hand, are defined by their organizational clout and ability to open doors; they will personally advocate for a cause, project or promotion on a protégé’s behalf.
Women, it’s time to get a sponsor.

And, while it is commonplace for a protégé to initiate a mentor relationship, in sponsorship the dynamic is often reversed. Here, it’s the sponsor who often does the choosing.

This webcast outlines what a sponsor is and explores the short-term and long-term benefits of building a sponsor relationship.  Best practices will also be shared from women leaders who have successfully engaged sponsors to drive their career advancement.

What You Will Learn

This program addresses what a sponsorship is—and isn’t—using specific examples of sponsors and high-performing employees currently being sponsored. Join us to learn how you can find and develop a sponsor relationship, including:
  • Why sponsorship is a career and business imperative
  • Steps to engage potential sponsors: one inside your company and one outside the firm
  • The etiquette of cultivating and managing the sponsor/protégé relationship

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Selena Rezvani is a recognized authority on women and leadership and is a leading author, speaker and consultant regarding women and the workplace. She is the co-owner of Women’s Roadmap, a consulting firm that elevates women into leadership through assessment, the design of gender-inclusive policies and coaching. She has also offered  training programs  at Harvard, SAP, Princeton, Comcast, eBay, UBS, Duke and Johnson & Johnson, among other places.

 A regular commentator on NPR’s syndicated 51 Percent: The Women’s Perspective,  she writes columns on women and leadership for the Washington Post and Forbes. She is also the author of The Next Generation of Women Leaders: What You Need to Lead but Won’t Learn in Business School (Praeger, 2009), and PUSHBACK: How Smart Women Ask—and Stand Up—for What They Want (Jossey-Bass, 2012).


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Technical Requirements

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Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

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