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September WiSE Up! Mentorship
September 17, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Why do so few women have mentors how can WE improve that?
A recent survey conducted by LinkedIn found that a high percentage of women have never had a mentor. What are the reasons behind this finding? Do women believe hard work alone is enough and therefore don’t reach out and ask to be mentored; is there a fear of older men as mentors for young women; or are there fewer responsibilities in the home, leaving men free to cultivate these relationships? These are all reasons proposed by articles in the Harvard Business Review. What can be done to encourage mentoring of women in science? One solution is proposed is the Million Women Mentors program. This program aims to fill the gap in mentoring for STEM women by building a national mentor network. Join us for a discussion on the issue of mentoring and help us to determine the way forward for building mentoring relationships in our own careers.