The purpose of this qualitative, grounded theory study was to understand how organizational support of formal mentor programs impacted female mentors in management roles in the animal health industry. A semi-structured interview protocol was used to gather the data from each one-hour interview session with the 20 female leaders. The findings showed that organizational support for mentoring is currently lacking in the animal health industry and the creation of a mentor curriculum built to address the specific skills of mentorship would address unconscious bias, cross-gender mentor pairings, and an organizationally supported, structured process for mentees and mentors. These newly created mentor platforms would move the stated commitment for gender diversity to measurable action within the animal health industry.
|School:||Trevecca Nazarene University|
|School Location:||United States -- Tennessee|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gender studies, Organizational behavior, Womens studies|
|Keywords:||Diversity, Gender diversity, Inclusion, Leadership, Mentor, Mentorship|
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