Getting Close...But Not Too Close: Mentoring in the #MeToo Era

Starts:  5/16/2019  12:30 PM
Ends: 5/16/2019 2:00 PM
Location: Management and Academic Building, M222
Attention from the #MeTooMovement (#MTM) has placed the boundaries of cross-gender mentoring relationships under greater scrutiny. How do mentoring partners manage the politics of “close enough”? Drawing from both research and practice on mentoring and #MTM, we will discuss:
  • The continued importance of mentoring for women’s career
  • The chilling impact of #MeToo Movement dynamics
  • Strategies to navigate power-laden interactions across gender
  • The benefits of proactive planning for mentoring partners and their organizations


Stacy Blake-Beard
Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Professor of Women and Leadership
School of Business, Simmons University

Mary Shapiro
Professor of Practice
School of Business, Simmons University