NEW Northern California promotes mentoring
Friday, December 02, 2011
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.
California’s mentoring event in San Ramon
offered informal networking.
Participants shared insights on leadership and personal effectiveness.