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Exploring How Context and Diversity Influence Mentoring Relationships


There are many benefits to mentoring relationships in the workplace. Mentoring, unlike coaching which is task-oriented and short-term; mentoring is relational and often is a relationship where a senior employee is guiding a junior employee through a point in their career.

While I was in graduate school, several peers and I opted to research how diversity and context potentially impact a mentor-mentee relationship. We sought to explore whether diverse mentoring relationships were a benefit or barrier for both the mentor and mentee.

As the study results mention, when mentors and mentees leverage their diversity, rather than avoid it, both individuals were able to benefit. Eight themes around mentoring and diversity were prevalent during the research and interviews with mentoring professionals.

You can read the entire paper by clicking the document below! 👇👇

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