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FWIG, GPEIG, POCIG Session: Mentoring from the Margins: Cultivating a Culture of Inclusion for Faculty and Students of Color, Women, LGBTQIA, and the Global South in the Planning

Having a mentor can make a tremendous difference in one's academic success and beyond. This is especially true for faculty and students of color, women, LGBTQIA and the Global South who need mentors who can help them reflect on their goals, listen to issues that matter to them, help them navigate the ins and outs of the academy, and pursue their dreams. The proposed panel co-sponsored by GPEIG, POCIG and FWIG will focus on mentoring needs of groups that are marginalized and underrepresented in academia. It will address the following questions: (1) What kind of mentoring do underrepresented communities require? (2) Does one need to be from a similar background to be able to mentor underrepresented groups? (3) What are the similarities and differences of the mentorship needs of faculty and students of color, women, LGBTQIA and the Global South? (4) What are some innovative programs planning departments can pursue to create better mentorship cultures and environments for underrepresented groups?

Location: Teal Ballroom