Give Back. When I first started working, I craved the guidance and insights of my mentor. Helping me transition from the structure of school to the more ambiguous working world was a big jump for me. Now I look forward to sharing the same insights with newbies. Pay it forward and give back.

Published by Aija Rhodes

Aija is the founder of BossChix Network, a women’s empowerment and lifestyle blog that celebrates women’s professional achievements, community involvement, and family life. BossChix Network also empowers women to overcome challenges and achieve their goals, BossChix Network serves as an outlet for women to connect and collaborate with others who seek to climb the corporate ladder, land roles that prepare them for senior leadership, and live authentically. Aija is a management consultant for a Big Four consultancy firm. She is a certified Project Management Professional and has fourteen years of program and project management experience assisting clients in conquering an array of business challenges. Most recently, she led a team that designed an IT security program and portfolio management processes for a global healthcare company. When she isn’t blogging or working with clients, Aija can be found enjoying the restaurants and museums of her hometown, Washington, D.C.

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4 years ago

Giving back is necessary to keep the cycle growing. Someone helped us so we should always return the favor.

4 years ago

It is good to pay it forward, you never know who you might help.

4 years ago

I just started a not for profit for this very reason. I have been blessed by so many people and now I am returning the favor. Definitely feels good.

4 years ago

Very powerful post I believe that paying it forward is important thank you for sharing

4 years ago

Investing doesnt have to be major either. It could be small or knowledge or even a book to lead them in the right direction. Good advice.

4 years ago

Having a professional mentor has definitely helped, also having one of my former professors as a mentor has really helped guide me in my transition from school to work life as well.

4 years ago

I’ve certainly benefited from having mentor and I would love to entertain a mentee in the near future. First priority is getting this kid of mine graduated and off to college but after my life calms down I definitley plan to take on a mentee.

4 years ago

So true.. We all should try to give back as much as possible..

4 years ago

Great Advice! I work in Higher Education and received an email about being a mentor to college freshmen, I’ve truly been thinking about it!

4 years ago

Looking back, I was one who wished I had a mentor myself. It’s nice having one see the potential in you that you may not see yourself and help give you guidance.

Eva Wilson
4 years ago

Great advice! I love when people ask me how to do things that I am good at. Sharing my experience makes me feel like I am contributing, not just taking.

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