The impact of mpowir a decade of investing in mentoring women in physical oceanography

Journal Article (Journal Article)

MPOWIR (Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention) is a US communityinitiated and community-led mentoring program aimed at improving the retention of women physical oceanographers in academic and/or research positions. This article describes the MPOWIR program elements designed by the US physical oceanography community, quantifies the participation in these programs, describes MPOWIR’s impact to date, and outlines future directions. An examination of surveys to date indicates that MPOWIR, several years after its implementation, is having a positive impact on the retention of junior women in physical oceanography, primarily by giving them a broad professional network and focused mentoring.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clem, S; Legg, S; Lozier, S; Mouw, C

Published Date

  • December 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 39 - 48

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1042-8275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5670/oceanog.2014.113

Citation Source

  • Scopus