Giving Back Through Mentoring

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Giving Back Through Mentoring

What does it mean to “give back”? “Giving back” is a phrase that likely means different things to different people. In the case of this blog, “giving back” means ensuring an organization succeeds by investing your time and talent to foster the growth of mentees. Mentoring does just that.

            When you mentor someone, you, your mentee, and your organization all benefit. You gain a fresh perspective on the workplace, accelerate your mentee’s learning, and build your mentee’s leadership skills, your mentee benefits by driving them to set goals and strive toward them, and the company benefits by having better-educated employees and showing that they care about the success of their employees. When a mentoring program is successfully implemented, everybody wins.


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Alison Martin-Books
Alison Martin-Books
With impressive background work and roughly 15 years in nonprofit work, Alison Martin-Books has a passion for doing work that makes a difference in the lives of others. After serving as Executive Director at two different national nonprofit organizations, her commitment to her passion for developing female talent led her launch Mentoring Women’s Network. In her role, Martin-Books acts as a liaison to a national committee responsible for the leadership development content for the organization and consults with corporations on the development and strategy aligned with initiatives for emerging female leaders. She is also the author of the book, “Landing on My Feet: Learning to Lead Through Mentoring” and speaks regularly on behalf of the organization.

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