High-Heeled Success® News You Can Use - March, 2016

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March, 2016  

March Newsletter

Women Can Do It

March Is Women’s History Month

Kay Fittes, March, 2016

Most people don’t even know this simple fact.  Further, the majority of Americans do not know their women’s history well either.  In fact, a recent online survey from the National Women’s History Museum reveals that most Americans receive an ‘F’ on their knowledge of women’s history.  By way of example, do you know Ida B. Wells (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931), Elizabeth Blackwell (February, 3 1821 – May 31, 1910), or Sally Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012)?

Find Out Who They Were!

(Bonus Feature:  This month’s blog post includes a video of our 8-year-old
granddaughter speaking about an important person in women’s history.  Don’t miss it!)

March Workshop
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Kay’s Consulting Corner

Kay Fittes

Each month in this section, Kay offers actionable career consulting tips.

3 Quick Tips on Mentoring Women

  1. Know exactly what you want from a mentor.  Select one or two areas of focus in the beginning, as one mentor will not be effective for everything.  This also prevents putting a heavy burden on one mentor.  People that are often asked to be a mentor are incredibly busy, and you never want to waste their time.  With that in mind, if a mentor says no to your request, don’t take it personally.

  2. Have a male and female mentor balance.  Let’s face it, a woman will understand your unique workplace challenges from a female perspective and be able to offer insights accordingly.  This is especially helpful in areas of challenge she has conquered for herself.  A male mentor can share viewpoints of how things may be perceived that we may not be aware of, or perspectives that come uniquely from his own experience.  Each gender may have a unique approach to the same challenge, from which you could craft your own creative solution to implement.

  3. Internal and external mentors are essential.  An internal mentor is someone within your own organization, workplace or industry.  This person understands the culture of your workplace or industry.  A mentor who knows these intricate details can provide advice and insights that no one else can.  If you work directly with them, they can also provide a unique perspective of how you are perceived in the workplace.  External mentors come from other companies, and different areas of business.  This type of mentor can provide viewpoints and advice that can be completely lost or overlooked in the insular climate of a company or industry.  The balance of having an internal/external mentor, similar to the male/female balance, will provide a holistic approach to the self-improvement process that takes place in a mentoring relationship.

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Mentoring Monday


Come and be a part of history!  The 3rd annual Mentoring Monday, presented by BizWomen, is a speed-coaching event that takes place in 43 cities around the country on April 4.

Come take part in this amazing event,
where I will be one of the mentors!

40 successful, inspiring women gather to serve as mentors to women in the community who are looking for business advice or guidance.  Each attendee has seven minutes to meet with a mentor and ask a pertinent question relative to their career.  Think ‘speed-dating’ - it’s fast-paced, exciting, a little chaotic, a lot of fun.  Ultimately, it’s a day when valuable connections are made among women across the country.  Last year, more than 10,000 women took part nationally.

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Dress for Success

High-Heeled Success® supports Dress for Success through donations of clothing, time and money.  We offer complimentary seats at every workshop for women participating in the Dress for Success program.


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