Career moves: Mentoring for women advancing their career andleadership in academia

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Mentoring and career guidance are the missing ingredients in women's career planning at the higher education level. Career Moves recognizes and gives voice to some of the common career concerns of women in higher education and responds to these through well informed, researched and experiential chapters focussing on interests specific to women in academia. Career Moves draws on the substantial knowledge, experience and information of successful women currently working in higher education. Each chapter presents strategic information for academics working in higher education who may be seeking insider's advice about negotiating their careers. The authors, as 'mentors', reflect, discuss and offer critical learning to the readers. The aim is to help guide and shape women's career moves in higher education. In this international edition authors have given personal accounts of what works and how women could prepare for the next stages of their academic careers. Authors have given sociological accounts of obstacles and how these can impede women if they are not aware of strategies to overcome barriers. Insights about successful mentoring programs are highlighted to provide possible models for organizations. Career Moves is an international collection of book chapters that explore a range of specific issues that all women in higher education face or will face as they move up the career ladder.

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Vongalis-Macrow, A. (2014). Career moves: Mentoring for women advancing their career andleadership in academia. Career Moves: Mentoring for Women Advancing their Career and Leadership in Academia (pp. 1–119). Sense Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-485-7

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