Kvinnliga nätverk - ett sätt att göra skillnad?: En fallstudie på nätverket Q80 och dess mentor program
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Sweden is known to be one of the world’s most equal countries. Nevertheless, out of Sweden’s 262 listed companies, only seven of them has a female president, which is equal to 3,4 percent. To counteract these numbers there are several possibilities. One arrangement that is highly controversial is affirmative actions. But there are other options, for instance more and more female networks are starting to rise and many of them also offers a mentoring program where the mentee gets the opportunity to learn from someone with more experience.
The purpose of this study is to examine what difference the female network Q80, with focus on its mentoring program, is doing for the mentee. As an underlying purpose the study is also examining what visions and attitudes the management and the mentors is communicating within Q80. The focus is mainly on the visions of Q80, menas mentors and business exceeding mentorship. A survey has been carried out among mentees from three different seats of mentoring programs where they have answered 19 different questions regarding their time as a mentee. Furthermore interviews have taken place with the management of Q80 and two mentors. The results are analyzed based on theories about gender, women in management, leadership, mentoring program and organizational structure. The result shows that Q80i as a source of inspiration and a support for the category of "career women" with its core mission to strengthen the participation of individuals on a personal level more than to work to even out the gap in the Swedish labor market. In terms of what the mentee get out of the participation in the Q80's net working and mentoring program, the biggest difference has been shown to be personal development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 57 p.
Q80, networking, mentoring program, women in management, gender
Q80, nätverkande mentorprogram, kvinnligt ledarskap, genus
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-151795OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-151795DiVA: diva2:411359
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law