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NEW Northern California promotes mentoring

Friday, December 2, 2011  
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Network of Executive Women members became mentors and mentees during a NEW Northern California luncheon Dec. 1, 2011, at the Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, Calif.

Nearly two dozen NEW members participated in the informal mentoring session, where they broke out into groups to discuss career development, leadership and effective communication. Mentors shared their valuable career and life lessons, answering questions from mentees in a roundtable setting. The event was led by Miriam Lopez, corporate diversity consultant with Chevron Corp.

"NEW Northern California started offering group mentoring circles this year to give our members an opportunity to have focused conversations,” Lopez said. "The goal of these sessions is to learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge. Mentees come to the event with specific questions and objectives. It is a win-win because everyone has something to contribute and gains ideas from each other.”

Participants gave high marks to the networking event’s open, candid conversations. "I met a lot of great, experienced professionals willing to share insights,” one member said. "This is a very collaborative group.”

NEW members discussed career development strategies at a
networking luncheon in San Ramon, Calif.

NEW Northern California’s mentoring event in San Ramon
offered informal networking.

Participants shared insights on leadership and personal effectiveness.

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