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ERIC Number: EJ874724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Breaking Perceptions of "Old Boys' Networks": Women Leaders Learning to Make the Most of Mentoring Relationships
Searby, Linda; Tripses, Jenny
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v4 n3 p179-195 Jul 2006
Women often perceive a disadvantage over similarly qualified males in professional advancement because they are not part of the "old boys' network." Based upon the assumption that women and minorities struggle to gain access into educational administration positions due to lack of professional networks and mentors, this phenomenological qualitative study sought to understand, from the protege perspective, how women develop the capacity to enter into mentoring relationships. Subjects in the study were 14 women participants in a mentoring conference sponsored by a statewide women's administrative organization. Conclusions from the study address ambivalence experienced by proteges in seeking out a mentor as well as implications for women's professional organizations seeking to develop strong mentoring cultures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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