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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

Nash, M ORCID: 0000-0002-7429-4924 and Moore, R 2020 , ''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 , doi: 10.1177/1440783320911453.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Nash, M and Moore, R
Keywords: leadership development for women, women in STEMM, organisational behaviour, intersectionality, organisational culture, emotional intelligence
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Sociology
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
ISSN: 1440-7833
DOI / ID Number: 10.1177/1440783320911453
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