Mentoring women in tech, as well as other industries, has been a primary focus for me over the past several years. Reaching out to help encourage and support women as they traverse their professional journey is how we can increase the number of women in leadership.
One woman has just been recognized for her mentoring efforts, particularly as it relates to mentoring women in tech. Ronna Timpa has just been named a finalist in the “High Tech Mentor” category for the Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards.
“Mentorship is a big part of our business model, so being a finalist for a tech mentoring award is a thrill for us,” Timpa said. “We are grateful to be part of the Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards program.”
Ronna Timpa has an impressive background. From her LinkedIn profile, we learn that she’s…
- The founder and chief motivator of Workplace ESL Solutions, an award-winning language communications firm headquartered in Las Vegas with bicoastal satellite offices.
- A publisher of three textbooks (Hotel English, Workplace English, and Workplace Spanish) and train-the-trainer curriculum for workplace ESL.
- An internationally renowned speaker who combines groundbreaking best practices, empathetic insight, and case studies to transform audiences.
Including mentoring women as part of the business model with Ronna’s company sets a great example for other businesses interested in increasing the number of women they attract for leadership positions.
In her new book, Through Stories and Best Practices From Companies That Help Women Succeed Martine Liautaud strongly supports the idea of mentoring women.
“I know from personal experience what mentoring can help women find inspiration in one another, and draw confidence not only to break through the glass ceiling but also to make the most of the opportunity once they have it. I want to see more women challenging themselves and testing their mettle. When they do, companies prosper: Fortune 500 firms with the best track records in raising women to prominent positions are significantly more profitable than average.”
In 2010, author Martine Liautaud founded the Women Business Mentoring Initiative (WBMI) to support women entrepreneurs with the targeted advice and personalized guidance that can only come from a mentor.
“Mentoring and networking are proving to be among the most successful strategies for changing the status quo.” – WBMI website
While we are most familiar with the term “mentor,” I recommend you seek an even deeper connection with a career sponsor.
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If you are a leader in business, consider mentoring women within your company or industry who are just starting out. If you’re just beginning your career, seek out someone to help with the mentoring process.
Together, through mentoring and networking, we can raise the awareness of women in business and help increase the number of women leaders in our country.
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JJ DiGeronimo — the president of Tech Savvy Women — is a speaker, author, and thought leader for women in tech and girls and STEM. Through her work, JJ empowers professional women and consults with senior executives on strategies to retain and attract women in technology to increase thought and leadership diversity within organizations.
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