Want to Keep Your Millennials? Mentor Them.

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First Published in The Huffington Post Co-written by Julie Kantor, President & CEO and Bridget McKeogh, Senior Research Associate, Twomentor There seems to be a profound disconnect in the workforce between Millennials (1984 – 2012), Generation Xers (1965 – 1983), Baby Boomers (1946 – 1964) and Greatest Generation/Traditionalists (1930 – 1946). The complaints are rampant. But there is also something … Read More

I See You- On Workplace Mentoring

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Originally Published in Huffington Post In the movie Avatar, people greet each other with “I See You,” In the Na’vi language. “To see” is a cornerstone of Na’vi philosophy. “It is to open the mind and heart to the present, and embrace Pandora [their planet] as if encountering it for the very first time.” I think about the scenes from the movie and … Read More

Women+Men+Mentoring=Twomentor

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“Mentoring is not just good, it’s good for business.” Companies with formal mentoring programs increase employee retention and overall revenues.  According to a Wharton study, mentors were promoted 6x more, mentees 5x more and retention rates were 20% higher amongst mentors and mentees (vs. comparison group). Twomentor, llc customizes solutions for mentor training and strategy to retain your best and diverse talent. Employee engagement is critical … Read More

In Praise of the E (Entrepreneur)-STEM Workforce

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  Originally published on Huffington Post Coming from the Entrepreneurship ‘movement’ to the STEM ‘movement’ it is apparent that the two often exist in silos. There are many concrete points of intersection and the skilled workforce that both Fortune 500 countries and entrepreneurs need, the innovation is a crucial point of intersection. Additionally, if you want to bring many aspects of … Read More

Does She Need a Role Model, a Mentor or a Sponsor?

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It was about time to get the word ‘women’ into ‘mentor’. So, I did. Just launched my new company twomentor (t-women-tor), LLC to get the words ‘women’ and ‘men’ into STEM mentoring. It will take a unified approach. Today we celebrate Twomentor’s one month anniversary with this blog and luckily not Pampers and Medella equipment at this stage of raising … Read More