Mentoring and women managers : another look at the field

Ehrich, Lisa C. (2008) Mentoring and women managers : another look at the field. Gender in Management : An International Journal, 23(7), pp. 469-483.

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PURPOSE: To provide a discussion of some salient research relating to mentoring for women managers.

METHODOLOGY / APPROACH: The paper draws mainly upon writing and research from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Australasia to explore some of the issues that continue to be pertinent for the mentoring of women managers.

FINDINGS: The paper explores some of the early arguments promoting mentoring for women in the light of more recent research. From the literature, three key issues that have important implications for women in mentoring relationships are considered. These are identifying the nature and focus of mentoring relationships; managing cross-gender mentoring; and negotiating the power dimension that underpins the mentoring relationship.

PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: The paper provides a discussion of the practical implications of three key issues that are significant for women managers.

ORIGINALITY / VALUE OF PAPER: The paper draws together work in the field and distils a number of issues and their implications that require further attention and discussion.

Impact and interest:

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ID Code: 17129
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: women managers, mentoring, power, cross-gender
DOI: 10.1108/17542410810908839
ISSN: 1754-2413
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2009 04:36
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2016 03:02

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