Shaun Ellis <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi Rosalyn,
> I agree that we should encourage women to step up and mentor other women
> at Code4Lib. I also see the pairing of women mentors with women mentees
> as fitting into an overall mentorship program, and I would be interested
> in collaborating with you and others to help frame it out.
I think pairing would need to be done pretty carefully and I'm not
sure that only pairing women with women, for example, would be a good
Even ignoring my belief that it would be sexist, it could cause
practical problems by creating a feedback loop: fewer women in the
community probably means fewer women mentors available for women
learners, leading to slower promotion of women into the community.
Hope that explains,
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