Five Women

After doing the quintessential work of babysitting and accompanying choir soloists at auditions, Cheryl is my first real boss at my first real job—obnoxious state taxes, name tag, and all. The first weeks I am deferential and easily spooked by weekend rushes, realizing that I will always be battling to show up on time in the mornings.

Mentors Who Get Paid Are Actually Consultants

I strongly believe that having a mentor is a good thing and highly valuable while building your career, but I would never accept money to mentor anyone.

My Career Mentor, My Mother

Career mentorship just isn’t relevant until you’re an anxious college freshman (me), or a first-time entry-level employee (everyone else). But even when I started thinking about where I wanted my career path to lead, it still didn’t hit me that a fantastic source of guidance was also the source of my favorite minestrone soup recipe.

Two 29-Year-Old Canadians Talk About Jobs

Working Toward Equal Pay

The Atlantic has a good discussion with Francine Blau, a labor economist at Cornell, about why we have not yet reached parity for men and women in the workplace.

Mentor/Mentee Adorable, Have Great Relationship, Made For Each Other, Perfect, Etc.

Why We Need Mentors

When I was a young, bright-eyed graduate student intent on reporting from a news bureau in Europe or Asia or The Middle East, I signed up for the program as a mentee, and was paired with a foreign correspondent who worked and lived in Italy.