Author Archives: Ellen Ensher

About Ellen Ensher

Ellen A. Ensher, Ph.D. is a Professor of Management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, USA. Dr. Ensher has an established expertise in mentoring programs and career advice, and is a frequent key note speaker and workshop leader for conferences and public and private organizations around the world. Google +

How I Learned to be a Teacher-Scholar: 3 Stories and Lessons Learned

Whoo! Still coming down from a whirlwind of awards, ceremonies, and of course graduation! As part of the honor of being LMU’s 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award winner I was asked to give a talk reflecting on lessons learned as a … Continue reading

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My Teaching Philosophy as the Loyola Marymount University 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient

Yesterday, I was honored to become Loyola Marymount University’s 2017 recipient of the President Fritz B. Burns Teaching Award! Winning this award has been on my professional bucket wish list for a long time. I have tried before, several times … Continue reading

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The Gender Wage Gap, Writing for LinkedIn, and Getting Trolled

On March 8, 2017, LinkedIn celebrated International Women’s Day by asking different thought leaders including myself to write about the following issue: “The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. This is too long to … Continue reading

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Professor Ellen Ensher on Mentorship, Protégés, and Courage Rituals

I love teaching business because I think companies like MM LaFleur with positive cultures and focus on developing employees really do make the world a better place. I am crazy about their product as they make really well designed women’s … Continue reading

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How to Build a Network of Mentors in College

“You did it! You’re done! You made it! You’re Through. …Oh what a great moment … now what will you do??”- Sandra Boynton One of my favorite ways to wrap up my last day of class is to read a … Continue reading

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Trying to Decide What Not To Wear

By Lindsay Western, MBA Candidate, Loyola Marymount University, Guest Blogger Spring is just around the corner which means its networking time! Lindsay Western, LMU MBA candidate, tackles the what-to-wear conundrum using movies as an inspiration! Recently during an annual mock … Continue reading

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Why Being a Good Mentor Matters and How to Become a Good Mentor

I have been doing a lot of mentoring for women who get breast cancer. Most of these women are referred to me through friends of friends. But recently, it hit closer to home as a good friend was just diagnosed. … Continue reading

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Dining with the Dead and My Mentoring Questions

If you could pick one dead person from your field to have dinner with who would it be and what would you ask them? This was the intriguing premise of a recent article that I contributed to in the recent … Continue reading

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Finding hope for Business in this Terrible – Horrible – No – Good- Very – Bad Election Cycle.

Ellen Ensher & Lindsey Western I feel badly that for my college students this is their very first time to vote in a Presidential election. I feel badly that this election cycle is so rife with negativity and that “Election … Continue reading

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Why Mentoring is Gaining Momentum

12 years ago, I gave a presentation on mentoring the World Presidents Organization (this organization consists of executives and leaders from a variety of industries). In my break out session of 30 participants, there was one other woman in the … Continue reading

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