Mentoring is one of the most versatile ways to overcome all forms of obstacles.

Talks from Tapestry Workshops

Speaker Tile Workshop Material
Spyropoulos, Angela Women in Technology Mentoring Program Illinois 2013 Slides (ppt)
Website of Moraine Valley mentoring program
Website about starting a mentoring program

External Resources


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.

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