Monday, August 18, 2008
Took off evening position to attend Women's Business Network. Great presentation by Professor Noreen F. Mysyk on building alliances, networking, and mentoring at North Central College in Naperville. The aspect still undiscovered by our youth that men still earn higher wages even though fair labor laws have been in existence for many years now. The fact that women after succeeding have to consistently prove their value, while their male peers have proven themselves and often rest in their position. And importantly how woman once succeeding might sabotage rather than mentor an incoming woman. The glass ceiling often put in place by women themselves. The very importance of nurturing relationships and the need to continue to keep those relationships in current status as networking tool. Is that enough? I've had mentors, I've endured saboteurs, I've mentored others to success. Why is it so difficult to see inside life's issues, identify protagonists and rectify achieving personal goals. Obviously I'm spending far too much time with those who consider higher education life experience. Education is wonderful, but it isn't wisdom, only knowledge. So networking, along with marketing are current studies of mine and the true lessons aren't taught in school, but in life. OK I'm done. Any comments from mentors, peers, or even saboteurs?