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Want to be a better mentor?

Books and Articles:

Websites and Organizations:


Need mentorship?

Books and Articles:

Websites and Organizations:

  • Women in Technology (WIT)- “Advancing technology one woman at a time,” WIT focuses on women in technology careers, specifically in business. It facilitates networking and career development.
  • DotDiva – geared towards high school and college women, this website focuses on providing women mentors in digital technologies and their applications.
  • The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) is geared towards women in the computer sciences. It offers great resources, from mentoring opportunities to scanned monographs on research into women mentoring.
  • MentorNet is an online mentoring network for women and underrepresented minorities in science. Between 2008 and 2009, their site hosted 2,804 matched one-on-one pairs. In a recent survey, they found that many protégés were hired by their mentor’s company, and mentors claimed the experience helped them to become better leaders.
  • The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) publishes a mentoring handbook (Getting the Most out of Your Mentoring Relationships, cited above). They also have mentoring resources online with links to local mentoring programs; they offer programs such as “Improving Work-Life Satisfaction”; and their website features news related to women in science, an active Twitter feed, and member profiles.
  • The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) provides member forums (“My SWE Communities”), webinars and podcasts on a number of subjects (including mentoring), and opportunities for mentoring. Check their description of benefits for more information.
  • The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology has several programs of interest, including the Systers Initiative, which provides an online interactive mentoring forum for women in technology at all stages of career development.
  • The National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology, and Science (IWITTS) offers a number of resources to women in science, technology, and trade fields (including law enforcement). E-mentoring (for women in all career stages) is available, as are materials for recruitment and retention of women in STEM.
  • The Committee on the Advancement of Women in Chemistry (COACh) is “a grass-roots organization working to increase the number and career success of women scientists and engineers through innovative programs and strategies” and is geared to women at all levels of science and engineering.
  • COACh offers online workshops and mentoring, as well as opportunities for mentoring.
  • The ELSO-CDC (European Life Scientist Organization) offers a list of country-specific mentoring resources for women researchers in Europe.
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