Greetings Lesley! I just opened my issue of More and read your letter titled "Why you should mentor". THANK YOU so much! I believe there are few coincidences in life and this was timely for me. I have just recently volunteered as a mentor for a local Church-based University MBA - Entrepreneur program. I have started or been partners in several start-ups and while none have been wildly successful, I thought maybe I could help someone with my experience and knowledge. I am also beginning to write my PhD dissertation (HRD/OD) and while my topic doesn't involve mentoring, I am so ready to jump out and make a difference. At the same time, there was a voice that was saying... are you sure this is a good idea? Your article gives me even more reason to be confident in my decision!!!
Thank you ---and I love MORE!
I'd like to first commend you on your opportunity to travel to Brazil as a member of the Global Ambassadors Program. I found this article a delight to read and one I could personally relate to having been a former member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America organization.
Women and men both can benefit from career driven and influential women like yourself. I think personally it promotes the idea and belief that anything is attainable in life if you strive towards those goals each day. Mentors echo this notion greatly by helping others. While at the same time they too are rewarded. That reward? Well its the joy and satisfaction one receives from helping someone else, and learning the ideals that they share as well.
This is actually my first time reading MORE and this is the first article I read. I thoroughly enjoyed it! So please keep them coming.
I LOVE MORE magazine for a host of reasons and in the words of talk show host Wendy Williams, YOU are one my girlfriends (in my head) - enjoy your monthly letters.
The article on Queen Latifah was excellent and though I've been a fan for sometime, the writer hooked me up with a few more insights. I'm now going to add the Queen's talk show to my DVR schedule.
My one criticism: disappointed that you've dropped the age of women profiled in the magazine to something under 40. As someone who has had a love affair with magazines since I was 13 (when I was reading titles far more mature than my age and experiences warranted), I thought it was uber cool when MORE emerged as the magazine for "older" ladies. I'm now 50, been reading MORE since the beginning, and love that there is a book that addresses topics relevant to my life.
Why did you have to deviate from the vision? There are other options for the 30-something crowd. I read your reasons why and I'm not with you. I have this eerie feeling that the book is going to start skewing younger. The fact that one of the cover model winners is 33 supports my suspensions.
But hey, if the decision is ultimately for business reasons, I can understand. Time will have to tell if the book continues to appeal to my needs.
In the meantime, I'll just continue to enjoy my monthly issues of MORE.
Hello. I am a fan of More and just have a general comment. I am 47 and do not yet use reading glasses. I find it ironic that the font size is smaller than average in most of the articles, and your magazine is for more mature women. I'm on the verge of finding it uncomfortable to read compared to my other magazines.
Your October 2013 article “The Hormone Hoax Thousands Fall For” contains some valuable information about how careful women should be with hormones or anything they put into their bodies. But by raising the specter of the New England Compounding Center tragedy so far out of context, you unfairly denigrate the pharmacists who provide vital medicine to countless women suffering from the debilitating symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Many parts of the article read like marketing material for the Food and Drug Administration and the commercial drug manufacturing industry.