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Sobel & Co. Women's Breakfast in Livingston Showcases “Best Practices for Mentors and Mentees”

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the growing popularity of Sobel & Co. LLC’s “Executive Women’s Leadership Breakfast,” only 34 seats were available for the Livingston-based accounting firm’s May 11 event, which highlighted the “Best Practices for Mentors and Mentees.”

The panel, which was moderated by Barbara Semple of Fedway Associates, included professional women from a range of ages who discussed their experiences with either feeling a personal responsibility to help other women succeed or seeking guidance for how to get to the next level in her career.

"The panelists each provided uniquely different perspectives on their role as mentors," said Sally Glick, MBA, Principal and Chief Growth Strategist at Sobel & Co.

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Panelists included:

Heather Sperduto (ADP), who has a 20-year history in sales, training and marketing; Deirdre Wheatley-Liss (Porzio Bromberg & Newman), who began her career as a tax attorney before growing her practice as a business attorney; Judith Gorog-Petit, CFO
and head of IT and Legal Departments at Skyline Steel LLC; and Jamie Herman, a CPA at Sobel & Co. and supervisor in the accounting and auditing department.

Some of the main takeaways from the event, according to participants, were that mentee/mentor relationships cannot be forced and that a mentor does not have to be someone from the workplace, as long as the mentor is someone the mentee can confide in. It was also noted that a mentee can have more than one mentor.  

A mentor should also know the goals of the mentee and understand that there might be some generational differences.

Another major takeaway was that women should feel confident enough to ask for a mentor, even if the mentee needs to shop around before finding the right one—specifically someone who believes in her and her goals.

The event also collected accessories like jewelry, shoes, handbags, belts and more for Dress For Success of Morris County, which was represented at the event by Executive Director Mary Jean Barnes.

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