The Role of Networks, Mentors and the Law in Overcoming Barriers to Organizational Leadership for Women with Children

Michigan Journal of Gender and Law - Vol. 20:83

Ross School of Business Paper No. 1219

47 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2014

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Terry Morehead Dworkin

Indiana University Bloomington - Office for Women's Affairs

Aarti Ramaswami

ESSEC Business School - Department of Management

Cindy A. Schipani

University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Date Written: December 2013

Abstract

Having dependents is an important family status variable in the larger scheme of social differentiators that account for sex differences in career related outcomes. In this study, we are interested in whether men or women benefit more from having access to networks when they have dependents. Prior studies have shown that mentoring and networking are major components of professional development that lead to career advancement. We are also interested in whether the outcome differs for those men and women who report having mentors.

Keywords: gender, networking, mentors

JEL Classification: M15

Suggested Citation

Dworkin, Terry Morehead and Ramaswami, Aarti and Schipani, Cindy A., The Role of Networks, Mentors and the Law in Overcoming Barriers to Organizational Leadership for Women with Children (December 2013). Michigan Journal of Gender and Law - Vol. 20:83, Ross School of Business Paper No. 1219, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2388674 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2388674

Terry Morehead Dworkin (Contact Author)

Indiana University Bloomington - Office for Women's Affairs ( email )

Bloomington, IN
United States

Aarti Ramaswami

ESSEC Business School - Department of Management ( email )

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Cergy, 50105
France

Cindy A. Schipani

University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business ( email )

701 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States
(734) 763-2257 (Phone)
(734) 763-2257 (Fax)

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