Mentoring Program Offers Helping Hand
“Every day, she’d be, ‘What are you working on?’” Everbach said. “You really need someone like that.”
Everbach and Broyles, along with Kimi King, associate professor of political science, and Linda Marshall, psychology professor, have set up an organization to provide that kind of mentoring – The Women’s Faculty Network. More than 100 women attended the first meeting in the fall and members have returned for more events to exchange ideas and answer questions.
Women's Network Fosters Mentoring and Faculty Success
Amy Murrell, an associate professor of psychology, said she welcomed the opportunity for women faculty members to share experiences at the mentoring luncheon.
“I think what I enjoyed the most was getting to be in a room full of women who acknowledged that sometimes there is a cut-throat feel to our work, but that doesn't have to mean anything,” Murrell said. “Expectations really are different between the genders in academe, and we can work together to change things.”