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Dr Roxanne Reeves

Mentoring as an empowerment tool for women in the #metoo #timesup era

Stream: Learn
Area: Mentoring
Type: Workshop
Style: Experiential

Session on Thursday, Apr 25, 10:55
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There are not enough senior women to mentor junior women. Men will be mentoring women. Mentor networks shape the course of careers by regulating access to jobs, providing coaching and sponsorship, channelling the flow of information and opportunities, and augmenting power and shaping reputations. By flipping the power structure – mentee as owner and driver – mentoring becomes more robust and dynamic. This session will help you best assess steps and measures required to build cross-gender mentoring relationships of genuine worth for both mentors and mentees. This is an interactive session. We will be up moving around. You will leave with pro-tips, tools and take-a-ways.


Dr Roxanne Reeves speaking and research career developed by chance happenings, the willingness to take risks and the acceptance and provision of mentoring. Her passion for mentorship is driven by her direct experience with stigma and learning disabilities. While she’s now recognised for her successes, her greatest learnings have come from failure. Hence, why she’s known as the Accidental Doctor.

Roxanne is a TEDx speaker and an award-winning academic practitioner, and is currently building out the Reeves Framework for Work-Integrated Learning. Her research has informed the WMA Positive Workplace Framework (PWF), an evidence-based approach, that equips directors, supervisors, human resource professionals, and staff members with the skills and resources for applying, modeling, and training others in positive workplace practices. The PWF, validated with over 20,000 clients across Canada, promotes, embeds, and validates the presence of Resiliency, Mental Fitness, and Leadership Practices in daily workplace routines, and interactions. It is the basis for positive work environments and effective team functioning in which mentorship plays a vital role. The Reeves Framework dovetails into the PWF. It will build capacity for knowledge sharing, authentic experiential learning and practical application for everyone regardless of the ethnic background, gender, or age using the best in-house talent to cultivate a versatile-talent and leadership pipeline.

Roxanne believes success is personal and that you have to base it on your purpose, values, strengths, and priorities.

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