Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Does Mentoring Help Women Rise to Executive Positions in Healthcare?

by Noorein Ahmed
This research explored the barriers faced by women rising to executive healthcare positions and the role of mentors and sponsors. The researcher analyzed 21 semi-structured interviews, revealing eight themes: Barriers to promotion: Competing Priorities, Like Me Syndrome, and Think Leader, Think Male and Benefits of mentoring: Success Toolkit, Sponsoring, Core Advisory Group, Feedback/Role Modeling. The glass ceiling continues to contribute to lower representation. Mentoring and sponsorship impact the advancement of women in the C-suite.
Health Policy and Administration
Exhibition Category: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Poster Presentation
University Park
Faculty Sponsor: 
Maureen Jones
Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Center
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