Is my bias showing? The role of sponsorship in building scientific careers


Poster presented at Gender Summit GS7, Berlin 2015. 

Sponsorship is increasingly recognized as separate to, and distinct from mentoring. In many respects it has eclipsed mentoring, with claims that it is a key ingredient in building careers and often a ‘missing ingredient’ for women. Despite this popular embracing of there is a research gap regarding sponsorship practices within higher education and research institutions.