Mentoring Used to Advance careers of African American Women
This is co-authored with my graduated doctoral student, Cassondra Williams-Stokes and me. The article is a condensed version of her dissertation that she completed through UoP. The article was definitely a co-authored piece.
Exploring the effects of mentorship programs on the career progression of 15 African American women employed in middle management positions of state government was the purpose of this qualitative narrative study. NVivo 10 software assisted with crosscheck of the arrangement of the data from semi-structured interviews, interview observation notes, and reflexive researcher notes. Data analysis revealed professional values: relationship building to advance career, the role a supervisor played in career advancement, overcoming barriers in the workplace, and strong work ethic practices. Research goals included women understanding personal and career advancement challenges and organizations equipped with mentor program knowledge and strategies.
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