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Relational mentoring in the aviation and aerospace industry: Meeting women’s needs through the Alta mentoring scheme

Durbin, Sue; Lopes, Ana; Warren, Stella; Milne, Judith

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Authors

Susan Durbin Sue.Durbin@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Human Resource Management

Ana Lopes

Judith Milne



Contributors

Tessa Wright
Editor

Lucy Budd
Editor

Stephen Ison
Editor

Abstract

The alta mentoring platform, launched within the aviation and aerospace industry in 2019, is the outcome of a joint knowledge exchange project between academics and industry. It was designed and launched to meet the mentoring needs of women in this male dominated industry, who otherwise had no, or very little, mentoring support. The aim of alta was to create an on-line mentoring
platform that was based upon the mentoring support that women identifed as being important and that would address their under-representation and the lack of support for career progression. The chapter draws upon a body of literature focussing upon mentoring, specifcally its meanings (see Dashper, 2018), benfets (see Phillips et al., 2016) and barriers (see Eby et al., 2010); as well as gender specifc mentoring (see Johns & McNamara, 2014). The authors adopt
a feminist relational mentoring framework (Ragins, 2016), that views mentoring as a two-way process where mentors and mentees learn from each other.
The project was under-pinned by six months of research across the industry (a survey, interviews and focus groups with professional women and employers) to ascertain the need for the mentoring platform. This chapter is based upon four focus groups held with women across the industry, in both technical and middle/senior managerial roles, to ascertain their experiences of mentoring
and their perceived and experienced bene!ts and barriers to mentoring. The focus groups were also utilised to find out specifcally what women wanted from the alta mentoring platform and their views on its women-only focus.

Citation

Durbin, S., Lopes, A., Warren, S., & Milne, J. (2022). Relational mentoring in the aviation and aerospace industry: Meeting women’s needs through the Alta mentoring scheme. In T. Wright, L. Budd, & S. Ison (Eds.), Women, Work and Transport Vol 16 (169-187). Emerald

Publication Date Oct 17, 2022
Deposit Date Jan 25, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 30, 2023
Publisher Emerald
Pages 169-187
Series Title Transport and Sustainability
Series Number 16
Book Title Women, Work and Transport Vol 16
Chapter Number 12
ISBN 9781800716704
Keywords Relational mentoring; aviation and aerospace industry; bene!ts; barriers; women; support network
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10387786
Publisher URL https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/women-work-and-transport/?k=9781800716704

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This is the author’s accepted manuscript of the book chapter ‘Relational mentoring in the aviation and aerospace industry: Meeting women’s needs through the Alta mentoring scheme’, which features in the book ‘Women, Work and Transport Vol 16’ published by Emerald Publishing in 2022. © 2022 Emerald Publishing Ltd.

The final published version is available here: https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/women-work-and-transport/?k=9781800716704





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