Mentors of Women, by Women, for Women Growing in Importance, National Survey Indicates.
Business Editors/Education Writers
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2003
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In a 1996 Catalyst study of women in corporate leadership, women cited lack of access to mentors as a serious barrier to advancement.
But today, the Simmons School of Management survey reveals:
-- 82% of the businesswomen have an informal mentor--someone with whom they have developed a relationship, on their own, for career consultation. -- Many businesswomen seem to be turning in increasing numbers to women as mentors. Sixty percent of the women with mentors report their mentors are female. In studies in the mid 1980's, women with mentors reported that only 17% of their mentors were female. -- 77% of the women say they themselves serve as mentors. -- Of those respondents with mentors, 86% say their relationship is "professionally productive." Those with mentors reported a greater number of promotions and greater satisfaction with their careers than those without mentors, and they said their mentor relationships helped reduce stress. -- Those with female mentors indicate that their mentor's most valuable function was as role model: looking to the mentor for to how navigate career paths, how to develop strategies for success, and how to balance work and home life.
One finding that the Simmons School of Management research team said calls for a closer look is the fact that a growing number of mentors are the direct supervisors of those they mentor Mentor, in Greek mythology
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"The fact that more supervisors seem to be serving as mentors has huge implications for human resource professionals," said Stacy Stacy may refer to:
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Blake-Beard said women who are looking for Looking for
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Overall, said Blake-Beard, the survey showed that "mentoring for businesswomen is more important than ever before for women who want to move ahead or be satisfied in their jobs."
"These women have sent a powerful message. With a growing number of women reaching back and across to help other women, it's clear that mentoring of women, by women, for women is a valuable tool for their workplace success."
The survey was completed by 432 businesswomen from across the country who attended the Simmons School of Management Leadership Conference. The women, primarily middle and senior-level managers, represented a range of industries, from small to multi-national. Sixty-four percent had household incomes of more than $100,000, age range was from 30-59, and mean work experience was 20 years.
For further information or a copy of survey results, contact Professor Stacy Blake-Beard at 617-521-3833, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Simmons Web site at www.simmons.edu/som/cgo/insights15.pdf.
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