WFF Sponsorship

The idea of sponsorship makes an important distinction from mentorship. Sponsorship is a mutually beneficial relationship that focuses on specifc career-advanving opportunites and advocacy. The sponsor is someone that is in a high position of power and is essential for any career stage to advance in their career. The focus on career-advancing opportunities emphasis that this is not a time investment like how mentorship is, but it allows for a sponsor to advocate for their protege in a way that is beneficial to both the sponsor and protege. 

Here we have a presentation that can be used to explain the importance of sponsorship and how it can be used to advance gender equity. 

Contact Us

The Yale Women Faculty Forum
205 Whitney Avenue, Suite 301B
New Haven, CT 06511

(203) 436-2978

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Click this link to join our mailing list.  You will need your NetID.


Follow Us