Saturday, June 22, 2013

Female Mentoring and advice

I'll be helping to mentor a new crop of Assistant Profs through CSWEP.

It's a little funny that is't called mentoring: Wikipedia informs me:

"When Athena visited Telemachus she took the disguise of Mentor to hide herself from the suitors of Telemachus' mother Penelope.[2] As Mentor, the goddess encouraged Telemachus to stand up against the suitors and go abroad to find out what happened to his father. When Odysseus returned to Ithaca, Athena appeared briefly in the form of Mentor again at Odysseus' palace.

Because of Mentor's relationship with Telemachus, and the disguised Athena's encouragement and practical plans for dealing with personal dilemmas, the personal name Mentor has been adopted in English as a term meaning someone who imparts wisdom to and shares knowledge with a less experienced colleague."

If you have any tips you would have been happy someone had told you at the beginning of your career, let me know, please!

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