Who Supports Senior Women? The Role of Mentors
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The relationship between women’s career progression and mentoring is well established. Mentors are often perceived as being linked to promotion opportunities (Durbin and Tomlinson, 2014; Groysberg, 2008; Vinnicombe and Singh, 2002) and to offer ‘reflected power’ to mentees (Kanter, 1977) usually through the mentor’s established networks. While mentoring relationships are a well-explored topic in the literature, a comparison of mentoring split between the public and private sectors is absent.
KeywordsPrivate Sector Mentor Relationship Line Manager Formal Mentor Private Sector Organisation
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