Mentoring is one of the most versatile ways to overcome all forms of obstacles.
Talks from Tapestry Workshops
|Spyropoulos, Angela||Women in Technology Mentoring Program||Illinois 2013||Slides (ppt)
Website of Moraine Valley mentoring program
Website about starting a mentoring program
- NCWIT's Mentoring and Role Modeling resources category. At the time of writing this page, all are focussed on career mentoring.
- The Collaborative for Gender Equity has extensive tips on building a student mentoring program.
There are at least three kinds of mentors.
- One-to-many, one industry mentor and a group of mentees. There is the least evidence that this works (compared to other kinds of mentoring).
- One-to-one, one industry mentor and one mentee. A single one-on-one mentor may have several mentees, but meets with and knows each individually.
- Peer-to-peer, an older student mentoring a younger student. It is unusually for a single “big sister” mentor to have more than one or two “little sister” mentees.
Angela Spyropoulos gives each mentee both a corporate mentor (one-to-one) and a big sister (peer-to-peer).
In general, it is more effective for a teacher to match a student with a third party mentor than to have the teacher also try to fill the mentor role.