GenderTool 5: Focusing on Mentoring and Coaching

At the beginning of this book we described gender with the metaphor of a lighthouse. It is constantly giving off light that we can use to guide us toward success for women and men. In the same vein, we quoted Albert Schweitzer at the beginning of this chapter. Mentoring of women and men—helping both sexes to learn about and value gender differences through direct contact with women and men who can coach them on how to act—is a direct and rewarding exploitation of the light constantly available to us. We hope that as you finish this book you will be able to become a mentor to one or more women and men. We hope you will have gained from us essential information for your journey not only as an ...

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