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Mentoring

Despite positive changes in gender equality and recent shifts in cultural and demographic landscapes, women still have unique needs and concerns that can differ from their male counterparts. Often situated within a society that places them toward the lower quadrant of the organizational hierarchy, women must still combat feelings of inferiority, oppression, and marginalization in a male-dominated society. Through formal and informal conventions, women are participating and volunteering in mentoring programs in an effort to confront negative societal messages while increasing their social capital, visibility, and representation in a myriad of areas. Women serving as mentors are purposely chosen based on a vast array of traits, experiences, and characteristics that may be valuable to others. These women provide their mentees an opportunity to learn and ...

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