The Epic Mentor Guide: Insider Advice for Girls Eyeing the Workforce from 180 Boss Women Who Know

The Epic Mentor Guide: Insider Advice for Girls Eyeing the Workforce from 180 Boss Women Who Know
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March 15, 2022
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Imagine if you found the perfect mentor before you actually started work? Now imagine you could ask her anything. The Epic Mentor Guide matches questions from girls eyeing and entering the workforce with answers from 180 boss women already there.

Wondering what it’s like to be the first female coach or general manager of any men’s professional sports team? Ask Nancy Lieberman or Kim Ng.

Want to know what Veronica Beard thinks you should wear to work, why Tyra Banks over-prepares for every meeting, how Haben Girma graduated Harvard Law School deaf and blind, or what Bobbi Brown wants you to do when you hear the word no at work? We did too.

Thinking about careers in media, medicine, or metadata? Wish you could interview TheSkimm founders, NASA astronauts, Olympic athletes, or execs at companies like Billboard, Spotify, ESPN, NIKE, LEGO, TikTok, Google, and the NYSE? We felt the same way.

You asked. So we asked.

Answering girls’ questions from around the globe about diversity and inclusion, raising hands, speaking up, and standing out, The Epic Mentor Guide is your early inside track to the work world.

Created by Illana Raia, founder of the mentorship platform Être, and featuring women who remember what it felt like to take that first step on their career path, this book is for every girl building a future . . . from epic women building a pipeline.

Hear from . . .

Angela Duckworth … on Getting Your Grit Together Anita Bhatia … on Applying UN Goals to Personal Goals Blake Bolden … on Breaking Glass Ceilings With a Hockey Stick Daisy Auger-Dominguez … on Asking About Inclusion in Interviews Hoda Kotb … on Staying Resilient in the Face of Challenges Kara Goldin … on Taking a Hint and Building an Empire Lilly Ledbetter … on Negotiating a Strong Salary Raise Rebecca Minkoff … on Finding Female-Focused Networks Sudi Green … on Getting Your First Sketch on SNL

And so many more!

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Advice for Up and Coming Girls!
(Updated: February 06, 2022)
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Illana Raia, The founder of the website, a mentorship platform, found that young girls often have questions for women who have succeeded in business. How did women who have been successful break into their fields? What training did they need? How do they utilize social media? In order to collect all of their fantastic advice in one place, she put together The Epic Mentor Guide. There is a huge variety of women represented in the book, from best selling authors to entrepreneurs to political insiders. Each woman answers a question (posed by a young girl) on a one or two page spread. Questions range from the very practical (how to write a good thank you note) to more philosophical “What should we do if our career feels like it’s zigzagging instead of moving in a straight line?”), and information about social media is given next to a description of the woman who has answered the question, so that young readers can further engage.
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The pages have subtle peach colored designs on them, and center the questions and answers on the page. This is one of those books like Favilli's Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World, Schatz, Stahl, and Klein. Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!, or Megdal and Lossing's 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States: Celebrate the lives of inspiring people who paved the way from every state in America! that you might want to purchase twice so you have one to read, and one to cut up, laminate, and make into bulletin boards!

There are a lot of women of whom I had never heard, and they represent jobs that I never even knew existed. When I was preparing for college, it was exciting to think that my classmates weren't limited to being teachers, nurses, or secretaries, but could go into law, medicine, or business. How great is it that in 2022 there are so many accomplished women to inspire and motive young readers to explore the limitless career opportunities the world has to offer. I'm definitely making sure that the leader of our Girls Rox! program gets a copy of this.
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