The purpose and place of mentoring for women managers in organisations: An Australian perspective

Ehrich, Lisa C. & Kimber, Megan (2016) The purpose and place of mentoring for women managers in organisations: An Australian perspective. In Connerley, Mary L. & Wu, Jiyun (Eds.) Handbook on Well-Being of Working Women. Springer, The Netherlands, pp. 225-241.

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Mentoring has been identified as an important career development activity for women managers. Over the last four decades, organisations world-wide have implemented formal mentoring programs for women and for members of minority groups in recognition of the personal and professional benefits mentoring provides, not only for persons who are mentored but also, for those who undertake the mentoring. This chapter reviews the literature on mentoring and the contribution it can make to the career development of women managers. It reviews several inter-related bodies of literature: women’s representation in management positions worldwide; theories and frameworks of mentoring; empirical research exploring the impact of mentoring relationships on women managers’ career development; current illustrations of formal programs offered to women managers in the public and private sectors; and some critical issues that continue to impact women managers in relation to mentoring relationships. The chapter concludes by making an argument for further research on gender and mentoring.

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ID Code: 87473
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Mentoring, Women managers, Career development, Australia
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9897-6_14
ISBN: 9789401798969
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Springer
Deposited On: 16 Sep 2015 01:38
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 05:04

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