Category: millennial leadership

Do you really need a mentor?

  You can’t read about professional development or entrepreneurship without coming across advice to find a mentor: someone who takes you under their wing and shows you the ropes. This person helps you answer questions, expand your network, and vouches for you when needed. In return, you demonstrate progress and enthusiasm, and help them as … Read More »

People are depending on your leadership. So show up.

Hey, y’all. It’s been a while! Because after five years, a break is well deserved. However, I’ve been up to a lot in the past two months: I’ve launched IdealistCareers.org, a new blog by Idealist where we provided resources, tips, and stories on how to find, land, and love your social-impact career. I’ve said farewell … Read More »

Is two years on the job enough to be successful?

We know that the average amount of time a Millennial spends at a job is two years. And while we often talk about the impact this has on organizations, the work force, and the Millennial’s resume to potential employers, we rarely discuss the impact this has on the ability of Millennials to be successful on … Read More »

Three ways Millennials can develop a career that makes a difference – lessons from Net Impact, part I

Last weekend I attended the Net Impact 20th Anniversary Conference in Baltimore. While I spoke on a panel about untraditional ways of getting experience in order to break into the impact sector, I was amazed by the brilliance of many of the speakers I heard. There were lessons to be learned for individuals who want … Read More »

Blogging at Huffington Post Impact!

I have a new post up at Huffington Post Impact outlining the three ways Millennials are using technology for social change: Writing about Millennials (people born between 1976 and 2011) and technology can be a challenging task, primarily because the messages we receive on this topic are so complex. One minute we’re ushering in a new way … Read More »