Friday, June 27, 2008

Share: Mentoring Ideas and Books

As we enter into the height of summer, here are a few ideas to keep the mentoring relationship fresh:
  • Delve into the interactive/digital landscape
  • Discuss general industry trends
  • Review specific trade articles of interest
  • Initiate a job shadowing experience
  • Critique movies and books
  • Join a book club
  • Research a relevant industry topic together
  • Launch a baking exchange/soup exchange/cookie exchange
  • Attend AWNY event together
  • Create a mini-resume workshop
  • Get together with other mentoring pairs for an outing/group discussion
  • Meet for a speed tutoring session i.e., public speaking, Adobe Photoshop

If you are interested in discussing a shared resource, download a list of recommended books that you may find engaging.

Happy Summer!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Share: Your Ideas

How can we encourage more mentors to join the AWNY Mentoring Program in 2o09?

We'd love to hear your ideas - anything from increasing our promotional efforts to new outlets to find mentors. Comment on this post to share your thoughts. Thanks for the feedback!

Share: What to Discuss

Happy Summer! After a brief hiatus, the AWNY Mentoring Blog is back and will be updated regularly with the latest mentoring updates, ideas, and inspiration. To pick up where we left off, below are some upcoming AWNY events to consider attending with your mentor/mentee.

Tickets are available at

Hope to see you there! Feel free to comment on this post to share other industry events that may be of interest to Mentoring Program participants.

June 4
Installation Luncheon with Mary Beth West, EVP Chief Marketing Officer, Kraft Foods, Inc.
The New York Hilton
1335 Avenue of the Americas
Cocktails: 11:30 p.m.
Luncheon: 12:00 noon
Tickets: $125 (Members)/$200 (Guests)/$1,750 (Table)

June 25
Golf Clinic
Chelsea Piers
Pier 19
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $75 (Members)/ $100 (Guests)

July 16
Social Networking Breakfast
Marriott Hotel
1535 Broadway
7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Tickets: $75 (Members)/ $125 (Guests)/ $1,000 (Table)

July 28
Annual Golf Outing
Whippoorwill Country Club
Armonk, NY
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $1,400 (Foursome)/$350 (Single Ticket)

August 13
Women to Watch Luncheon
New York Hilton
1335 Avenue of the Americas
Cocktails: 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon: 12:00 noon
Tickets: $125 (Members)/$200 (Guests)/ $1,750 (Table)