The Importance of Mentoring and Coaching in Gender Science

Mentoring is important not only from a research and intuitive point of view, but also from a scientific gender perspective. Researchers Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans recently compiled a survey of fifteen thousand employees in many industries. They asked them what drives employee retention. For both women and men, the top five drivers—exciting work, career growth, good relationships, fair pay, and good bosses—were affected by how well the employees were led and mentored.
The research on oxytocin levels in women that we discussed earlier gives clues to the women’s internal need for mentoring in the areas of workplace comfort and retention. Women often report feeling more comfortable ...

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