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4 Great Mentoring Programs

Here are the best resources for finding a mentor, regardless of what you do for a living or where you live.

Katherine Phillips and Safiya Castel: mentor and protégéeRobert Maxwell

Katherine Phillips and Safiya Castel: mentor and protégée

SCORE

Website: score.org.

A national nonprofit that supports small-business owners and provides free mentoring services.

Highlight: The organization’s more than 340 chapters host events and workshops on subjects such as business financing and becoming an entrepreneur.

Levo League

Website: levoleague.com.

An online career community with an active presence in 21 cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Highlight: Aspirants can directly ask “featured mentors”—established professionals, ranging from website editors to PR executives—questions about their careers.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Website: sba.gov.

This government agency provides advice and advocates on behalf of small businesses.

Highlight: The site’s Find a Mentor or Counselor page is a clearinghouse for resources to obtain a mentor.

Center for Talent Innovation

Website: worklifepolicy.org.

A think tank on workplace issues.

Highlight: Cutting-edge research on women and the challenges they face at work—both here and across the world.

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