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Mentorship in 2020: A Discussion with David Smith, PhD '87

  • 27 Aug 2020
  • 19:00 - 20:00
  • Virtual (Link to be sent to registrants)

Please join us in celebrating National Women's Equality Day with a timely discussion on the role of mentorship in 2020- across genders, throughout organizations, and in the time of social distancing- with CAPT David Smith, USNA '87

This event will culminate in the launch of the USNA AA GWC mentorship program where alumni will have the opportunity to be both mentors and mentees. 

David Smith, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociology in the National Security Affairs Department at the United States Naval War College. A former Navy pilot, Dr. Smith led diverse organizations of women and men culminating in command of a squadron in combat and flew more than 3,000 hours over 30 years including combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a sociologist trained in military sociology and social psychology, he focuses his research in gender, work, and family issues including bias in performance evaluations, retention of women, dual career families, military families, and women in the military. Dr. Smith is the author of numerous journal articles and 2 books in the area of gender in the workplace and inclusive mentoring relationships. These books include Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace (October 2020 with Brad Johnson) and Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women (September 2016 with Brad Johnson)

Some of Dr. Smith's recent works on mentorship can be found below:

Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Disrupt Mentorship

What Men Can Do to Be Better Mentors and Sponsors to Women

We look forward to seeing you there!



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