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'When I look in the bathroom mirror, I see all the women standing behind me': An evaluation of a leadership development program for women in STEMM

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Nash, M and Moore, R, 'When I look in the bathroom mirror, I see all the women standing behind me': An evaluation of a leadership development program for women in STEMM, Journal of Sociology pp. 1-18. ISSN 1440-7833 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1177/1440783320911453

Abstract

Leadership development programs (LDPs) are one response to the under-representation of women in leadership positions. This article evaluates Homeward Bound, a 12-month LDP for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) fields that culminates in a three-week voyage to Antarctica. We evaluate the extent that the program supports key features of LDPs for women including creating a safe, women-only environment, providing professional networking opportunities and using intersectional approaches. We argue that remote locations generate challenges that must be considered in LDP design and implementation. Findings are widely applicable and can inform LDPs in multiple contexts.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:leadership development for women, women in STEMM, organisational behaviour, intersectionality, organisational culture, emotional intelligence
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Nash, M (Associate Professor Meredith Nash)
UTAS Author:Moore, R (Dr Robyn Moore)
ID Code:137092
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-01-31
Last Modified:2021-04-12
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