ERIC Number: EJ1079560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Mentoring--Is It Failing Women?
New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, v27 n4 p70-74 Fall 2015
Mentoring programs are gaining traction as human resource development initiatives that can support women to advance in their careers in organizations. However, some of these programs are falling short of delivering on this promise due to particular inherent flaws. This case study considers the following three potential flaws of formal mentoring programs: (a) formal mentoring programs reinforcing hierarchy over partnership when it comes to female mentees; (b) formal mentoring programs acculturating to normative practices that perpetuate gender bias; and (c) formal mentoring programs only counting as remedial solutions for women. For each of these flaws, questions are presented to initiate dialogue on how mentoring programs can better support women's careers.
Descriptors: Mentors, Females, Program Effectiveness, Case Studies, Power Structure, Acculturation, Gender Bias, Remedial Instruction, Career Development, Gender Issues
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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