Mentorship and Sponsorship


Mentorship and sponsorship, when one uses personal capital to promote a protégé, can prove crucial to individuals’ careers, and can help make workplaces more diverse and inclusive. These relationships can help individuals achieve power, influence, promotions, and increased compensation. You'll assess the qualities of being a mentor, mentee, sponsor, or protégé and the structure and effectiveness of mentorship programs.

You'll learn what equitable and inclusive mentorship and sponsorship look like,  abiding by harassment and discrimination laws, maintaining ethical relationships, being an equitable mentor, mentee, and sponsor, and encouraging a culture of mentorship and sponsorship.

New additions to Chapter 6 (effective December 2020)

  • New emphasis on how intersection of race and gender creates complex layers to consider in ally-ship and cross-identity mentor pairings.
  • Revisions highlight reciprocity and appreciation of asymmetries in mentorship and sponsorship.


Chapter 6: Mentorship and Sponsorship >

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