Further Resources

Web sites

There is free recording open to all to watch on the IATEFL website on giving your first presentation at an international conference:
http://www.iatefl.org/web-events/qhow-toq-webinars (The third one down) It is not only for female speakers but gives general advice.


Mastering Mentoring and Coaching with Emotional Intelligence by Patrick E Merlevede and Denis C Bridoux (2004) Crown House Publishing Ltd

Strategies for mentoring by Christopher Conway (1998) Wiley

An Introduction to Coaching Skills A Practical Guide by Christian Van Nieuwerburgh (2014) Sage Publications (Has a companion web site.)

Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott (2002) Berkley Books New York

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (2013) Alfred A Knopf New York

Everyone Needs a Mentor by David Clutterbuck (2004) Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Time to Think by Nancy Klein (2002) Cassell

Rising Stars: Developing Millennial Women as Leaders by Elisabeth Kelan (2012) Palgrave Macmillan

Notes available

Setting up a mentoring scheme including ‘Some mentoring techniques’ from Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford. Available here.


Sean Stephenson on comfort zones:


The Aspire Foundation mentoring programme partners the expertise and experience of women leaders in the business and corporate world with aspiring women in the charity, non-profit and social enterprise world and allows all to share ideas and suggestions of what has worked with regard to your life, management and leadership experience and so support your mentee to apply it to their specific role, career and organization:

Horsesmouth is a free social network for informal mentoring, where everyone can give and gain. You can search for a mentor, be a mentor, or simply browse the inspirational profiles and stories on the site at:

Catalyst is a leading non-profit membership organisation working globally with businesses to build inclusive workplaces and expand opportunities for women and business. You can find excellent resources at:

RSA Women Speakers’ Network
Just getting started at: