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Mentoring Resources

Free Mentoring Guide:  Download this FREE mentoring guide written by Lisa Quast to help get you started as either a mentor or a mentee.  Click here to download the PDF.

Your Career, Your Way! (book):  Career development book by Lisa Quast.  A roadmap for achieving career success.  Mentors read the book and provide it to their mentees, working through the exercises together and using it as the foundation for discussions.  Can be found at Amazon.com at:  http://www.amazon.com/Your-Career-Way-Lisa-Quast/dp/1595940421/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263061732&sr=1-3

Building Relationships: A Guide for New Mentors, by Linda Jucovy (2001):  A technical assistance packet written specifically for mentors.  To order, contact the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory at 1-800-547-6339 extension 647, or download a free copy from their website at:  http://www.ppv.org/ppv/publication.asp?section_id=22&search_id=0&publication_id=29

Career Woman, Inc.:  A Seattle-based international consulting company dedicated to the advancement of women in business and the achievement of women’s personal and professional aspirations.  Can be found at:  http://www.careerwomaninc.com/

Catalyst, Inc.:  Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit membership organization working globally with businesses and the professions to build inclusive workplaces and expand opportunities for women and business.  You can find excellent research material on mentoring and also women in business / leadership at:  http://www.catalyst.org/page/64/browse-research-knowledge

Financial Mentoring:  Lot’s of free financial help.  Can be found at:  http://financialmentor.com/

The Hot Mommas Project:  Dynamic women from around the world share their stories to serve as virtual mentors and role models to other women and girls.  Free library of case studies can be found at:  http://www.hotmommasproject.org/home.aspx

International Mentoring Association:  Promotes individual and organizational development through mentoring best practices in public and private institutions, businesses, and industry.  Can be found at:  http://www.mentoring-association.org/

Marketing Mentor:  Marketing Mentor provides guidance, accountability, practical strategies and inspiring ideas through one-on-one and group mentoring, all designed to move your creative business to the next level.  Can be found at:  http://www.marketing-mentor.com. Their toolbox can be found at: http://www.marketing-mentor-toolbox.com

MENTOR:  An organization that promotes, advocates and is a resource for mentors and mentoring initiatives worldwide.  Can be found at:  http://www.mentoring.org/

Mentoring Fact Sheet – Overcoming Relationship Pitfalls:  This is a free document produced by the Mentoring Resource Center and funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  It provides an overview of the life cycle for mentoring and helpful hints for new mentors.  While it was written targeting mentors of young people, the concepts are applicable to career mentoring also.   Free document can be downloaded from their website at:  http://www.edmentoring.org/pubs/factsheet10.pdf

The Mentoring Group:  A division of the not-for-profit corporation, Coalition of Counseling Centers, Inc. (CCC).  Provides consulting/technical assistance, skill-based training, skill assessment, research/evaluation and publications related to mentoring.  Can be found at: http://www.mentoringgroup.com/

MentorNet:  The E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science.  Can be found at:  http://www.mentornet.net/may10event/?gclid=CJvk-Lmu2Z4CFR9dagodNwgzlQ

Mentoring Program for Women Veterans:  Provides resources, including mentors, subject matter experts (SMEs), and online connections to women veterans and military spouses to assist in their successfully obtaining meaningful employment and a career of their interest.  Can be found at: http://www.JoiningForcesMentoringPlus.org

Menttium:  The goal of Menttium is to improve professional performance through mentoring.  Can be found at:  http://www.menttium.com/ABOUTMENTTIUM/tabid/223/Default.aspx

MoneyWise Women’s Forum:  Financial Mentoring information written by women, for women.  Can be found at:  www.moneywisewomen.net

National Mentoring Month (January of each year):  First proclaimed by President Bush in 2002, National Mentoring Month is an annual, high-profile campaign to draw attention to the need for more volunteer mentors to help America’s young people achieve their full potential.  Can be found at:  http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/initiatives/nmm.asp

Women Unlimited:  A nationally recognized resource for cultivating leadership excellence for high potential women.  Can be found at:  http://www.women-unlimited.com/home/home.html