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How to Earn Sponsorship and Drive the Relationship

Jae Requiro talks about the first time she realized the importance of a sponsor and gives advice on how to earn sponsorship and build a successful relationship.

00:53 – Introduction and Outline

03:28 – Jae's Introduction to the Critical Importance of Having a Sponsor

07:40 – The Difference Between a Coach, Mentor and Sponsor

09:01 – Formal Sponsorship Programs

10:49 – Why Find a Sponsor

12:13 – Want a Sponsor? Earn Their Support

14:52 – Success Tips

16:26 – Your Career Development

18:25 – Q&A

Career Advice: Sponsorship Must Be Earned

Bill Huffaker, global director of talent acquisition, human resources management, General Motors, shares why sponsorship must be earned — making it critically different from mentorship.

Bill Huffaker, global director of talent acquisition, human resources management, General Motors (No. 42 on the DiversityInc 2017 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list), shares why sponsorship must be earned — making it critically different from mentorship.

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Robert Wood Johnson Health System's Brian Agnew a Leader in Development

Fundraising led by Agnew is set to prepare the health system for the next phase of healthcare.

Brian D. Agnew, Ph.D.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Accenture Names First Woman As US Group Chief Executive

Accenture named Julie Spellman Sweet to head its U.S. operations. As of next month, four of the six major consulting firms will have women leaders.

Accenture's announcement that Julie Spellman Sweet has been promoted to Group Chief Executive-North America means that as of next month, four of the six major consulting firms will have women leaders (Deloitte, IBM and KPMG are the others).

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3 Key Practices to Increase Retention Rates of Diverse Employees

Michele G. Green, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential Financial, offers best practices for increasing the retention rates of employees from underrepresented groups.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Top Companies for Women: What 3 Best Practices They All Have

The companies with the best data for women in management and senior roles use three best practices most frequently – mentoring, employee-resource groups, and flexible workplaces

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By Barbara Frankel and Shane Nelson

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What Sets The DiversityInc Top 10 Apart?

What is the difference between the Top 10 and the rest of the DiversityInc Top 50? Deep CEO and senior leadership involvement, creating the need for best practices that lead to significant human-capital improvements.

By Barbara Frankel

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Video: Insight Into Mentoring and Sponsorship Relationships

How have their relationships evolved? What have been the greatest benefits? Hear personal experiences and success stories from sponsors/people being sponsored and mentors/mentees.

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How have participants' mentoring or sponsorship relationships evolved? What have been the greatest benefits? Hear personal experiences and success stories from sponsors/people being sponsored and mentors/mentees.

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Video: The Difference Between Mentoring and Sponsorship

Do you need both a mentoring and a sponsorship program? How do you get sponsors to work with people from underrepresented groups? Can sponsorship be formalized?

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Do you need both a mentoring and a sponsorship program? How do you get sponsors to work with people from underrepresented groups? Can sponsorship be formalized?

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Women's Great Strides in Tax Profession Reflect Desire to Align With Clients' Progress

Kate Barton, Americas Vice Chair – Tax Services, Ernst & Young, discusses the benefits of mentoring and sponsorship in helping women leaders advance.

by Kate Barton, Americas Vice Chair – Tax Services, Ernst & Young

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Will Your New Mentoring/Sponsorship Program Succeed?

Find out how BASF started a mentoring program and Deloitte has had a successful one for years, culminating in formal cross-cultural sponsorship.

Formal cross-cultural mentoring programs are increasing at DiversityInc Top 50 companies because, our data show, they increase diversity in management representation. Forty-six percent more managers in DiversityInc Top 50 companies participate in mentoring today than five years ago, and 100 percent now have formal mentoring programs (up from 72 percent in 2007). How can your company successfully launch a cross-cultural mentoring or sponsorship program?

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The Difference Between Mentoring, Coaching and Sponsorship

What are the three crucial relationships you need to move up?

Mentoring, coaching and sponsorship—they're three terms that have become buzzwords about talent development in corporate America. But what exactly is the difference between them? More importantly, how do you know which one you need—and can you have more than one?

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