Mentoring is often proposed as a programmatic solution to help improve women’s advancement in academic careers. While several women-focused conferences are regularly held in political science, these programs vary greatly in scope and content, and none include the randomized admissions necessary for causal evaluation. This project involves implementing a randomized women’s mentorship workshop in political science, which will replicate and extend the important results reported by Blau et al. (2010). The planned replication expands on previous evaluations by incorporating several waves of pre- and post- conference surveys, which are designed to isolate the particular mechanisms by which women-only mentoring events improve women’s career outcomes.
PI: Tali Mendelberg (Princeton)