Sponsorship: Is it a Prerequisite to Drive Career Advancement           The Conference Board     Women’s Leadership Confer...
The Catalyst TeamMichael J. Chamberlain       Jan CombopianoSenior Director , Brand      Vice President &Management & Even...
Supporting Women’s   Advancement
Mentoring and Sponsorship                     DefinedMentoring     Relationship between two people for the purposes of dev...
Mentoring: Passé or Just   Misunderstood?                           © Catalyst 2011
Mentoring Works    Decreased stress    Increased job satisfaction    Improved performance    Increased exposure           ...
Mentoring: Pipeline’s Promise?        Want to get ahead?           Get a mentor.                             © Catalyst 2011
Mentoring: Pipeline’s   Mixed Results           What do           $9,260   access to senior leaders     & more promotions ...
Mentoring: Pipeline’s   Mixed Results   Mentors help women catch up   Women with mentors achieved higher   salary growth  ...
Sponsorship: When Mentoring       is Not Enough                       © Catalyst 2011
Why it Matters Most for Women• Double Bind for Women in Leadership• Unwritten Rules• Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives   ...
Double Bind for Women    in Leadership    Women are disadvantaged by     stereotypes      • Extreme Perceptions      • Hig...
Double Bind for Women            in LeadershipExtreme Perceptions                                © Catalyst 2011
Double Bind for Women            in LeadershipThe High Competence Threshold                                © Catalyst 2011
Double Bind for Women             in LeadershipCompetent but Disliked                                 © Catalyst 2011
Unwritten Rules     Learning Strategies     Career Strategies                           © Catalyst 2011
Unwritten Rules    Learning Strategies    • Observation    • Soliciting feedback    • Seeking out mentors                 ...
Engaging Men inGender Initiatives   The journey to becoming a    champion   • Awareness of gender bias   • Active advocacy...
Mentoring and Sponsorship     Link to Inclusion      Mentor   Sponsor                         © Catalyst 2011
How Do We ChangeWomen’s Representationchampions inclusiveness leadership                                            fairne...
What You Can DoSponsorSomeone                  © Catalyst 2011
What You Can DoMentor a Man                    © Catalyst 2011
Questions/Discussion                       © Catalyst 2011
Catalyst Resources        www.catalyst.orgResearch Report: Mentoring Necessary but InsufficientTool: Maximizing Mentoring ...
Stay Connected to Catalyst http://facebook.com/catalystinc http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2710104&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr htt...
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  1. 1. Sponsorship: Is it a Prerequisite to Drive Career Advancement The Conference Board Women’s Leadership Conference Inspiration. Influence. Innovation. April 12, 2011
  2. 2. The Catalyst TeamMichael J. Chamberlain Jan CombopianoSenior Director , Brand Vice President &Management & Events Chief Knowledge Officer © Catalyst 2011
  3. 3. Supporting Women’s Advancement
  4. 4. Mentoring and Sponsorship DefinedMentoring Relationship between two people for the purposes of development and career navigation.Sponsorship An individual, usually someone at a more senior level or with strong influence, assists a protégé in gaining visibility for particular assignments, promotions, or positions. © Catalyst 2011
  5. 5. Mentoring: Passé or Just Misunderstood? © Catalyst 2011
  6. 6. Mentoring Works Decreased stress Increased job satisfaction Improved performance Increased exposure © Catalyst 2011
  7. 7. Mentoring: Pipeline’s Promise? Want to get ahead? Get a mentor. © Catalyst 2011
  8. 8. Mentoring: Pipeline’s Mixed Results What do $9,260 access to senior leaders & more promotions have in common? © Catalyst 2011
  9. 9. Mentoring: Pipeline’s Mixed Results Mentors help women catch up Women with mentors achieved higher salary growth © Catalyst 2011
  10. 10. Sponsorship: When Mentoring is Not Enough © Catalyst 2011
  11. 11. Why it Matters Most for Women• Double Bind for Women in Leadership• Unwritten Rules• Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives © Catalyst 2011
  12. 12. Double Bind for Women in Leadership Women are disadvantaged by stereotypes • Extreme Perceptions • High Competence Threshold • Competent, but Disliked © Catalyst 2011
  13. 13. Double Bind for Women in LeadershipExtreme Perceptions © Catalyst 2011
  14. 14. Double Bind for Women in LeadershipThe High Competence Threshold © Catalyst 2011
  15. 15. Double Bind for Women in LeadershipCompetent but Disliked © Catalyst 2011
  16. 16. Unwritten Rules Learning Strategies Career Strategies © Catalyst 2011
  17. 17. Unwritten Rules Learning Strategies • Observation • Soliciting feedback • Seeking out mentors © Catalyst 2011
  18. 18. Engaging Men inGender Initiatives The journey to becoming a champion • Awareness of gender bias • Active advocacy for gender equality in the workplace © Catalyst 2011
  19. 19. Mentoring and Sponsorship Link to Inclusion Mentor Sponsor © Catalyst 2011
  20. 20. How Do We ChangeWomen’s Representationchampions inclusiveness leadership fairness commitment action accountability women men © Catalyst 2011
  21. 21. What You Can DoSponsorSomeone © Catalyst 2011
  22. 22. What You Can DoMentor a Man © Catalyst 2011
  23. 23. Questions/Discussion © Catalyst 2011
  24. 24. Catalyst Resources www.catalyst.orgResearch Report: Mentoring Necessary but InsufficientTool: Maximizing Mentoring and Securing SponsorshipResearch Report: Making Mentoring WorkTool: Mentor and Mentee Career Development Plan © Catalyst 2011
  25. 25. Stay Connected to Catalyst http://facebook.com/catalystinc http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2710104&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr http://twitter.com/CatalystInc http://youtube.com/user/CatalystClips http://www.catalyst.org/blog http://www.catalyst.org/blog/cancon © Catalyst 2011

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