Mentoring

Reflections from the HBA Greater Philadelphia chapter mentoring program

This month's inspirations blog post comes from guest blogger Karima Sharif, director, Customer Engagements Communications Media Inc. (CMI), and participant in the new mentoring program for the HBA Greater Philadelphia chapter.

 

When signing up for the mentorship program, I didn’t know what to expect. I also wasn’t sure if I wanted to be a mentor or a mentee so I decided to join as a mentee to immerse myself into this opportunity from the bottom up. My entry into the program has been nothing more than motivating and delightful.

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Celebrating Atlanta's future stars: 2012 mentoring program celebration

The HBA Atlanta chapter celebrated the inspiring accomplishments of all the mentees and mentors of this year, from various professions and organizations on November 15, 2012 at the City Club of Buckhead. Following the celebration, several mentees were approached to share further details about their overall experiences and takeaways from the program.

HBA mentoring - pay back time

Behind every successful executive has been a supportive family, many great friends and also at least one mentor. In all industries it is well known that learning directly from someone who has been successful is the easiest, and, I might add, a fun way to learn. Many years ago young people learned through apprenticeships. Although apprenticeship was probably intense on the job training, mentoring today is still on the job training. It just happens to be done either one on one or in small group settings. Being women of the HBA, we know how physicians learn by the saying  “see one, do one, teach one.” Is that not mentoring? It is. Who wants to make mistakes with their career or on the job if they don’t have to? I know I certainly made my share of mistakes but all part of the lessons learned that I look forward to sharing with others so they don’t have to make the same mistake. Do you want to explore tough topics like working for a difficult boss or having a difficult colleague you have to deal with? Want to ask for a raise but don’t know how? Want to leave a company and switch careers and need help getting started? Mentoring can help you find your path forward, confidence and your inner voice to take the next step. Besides, who wants to try to figure out career problems solely on your own? So that is WIIFU (what’s in it for you). What’s in it for the mentor?

By Sheri Staak and Lydia Rohn

“We exist temporally through what we take, but we live forever through what we give.” Doug M. Lawson

HBA Boston chapter mentoring program has now reached nearly 600 women

The 2012 HBA Boston chapter mentoring program is in full swing, involving over 200 Boston women. Piloted at our chapter in 2006 with five groups, the program has grown this year to a record number of 185 attendees in 31 groups, at two regional locations. We have proudly served nearly 600 individuals (mentors + mentees) since inception. 

The 2012 HBA Boston chapter mentoring program is in full swing, involving over 200 Boston women. Piloted at our chapter in 2006 with five groups, the program has grown this year to a record number of 185 attendees in 31 groups, at two regional locations. We have proudly served nearly 600 individuals (mentors + mentees) since inception.  

The HBA St. Louis chapter extends mentoring program deadline to July 31st

Are you stuck in a rut? Or interested in getting to know successful women with healthcare careers outside your company? Are you looking for an edge? Or even a sounding board for your career development plans? Then consider joining the HBA St. Louis chapter 2012-13 mentoring program.  This program offers a mentoring experience that is unrivaled in the St Louis area, for aspiring leaders. 

 

 

Are you stuck in a rut? Or interested in getting to know successful women with healthcare careers outside your company? Are you looking for an edge? Or even a sounding board for your career development plans? Then consider joining the HBA St. Louis chapter 2012-13 mentoring program.  This program offers a mentoring experience that is unrivaled in the St Louis area, for aspiring leaders.