Date of Paper/Work
Type of Paper/Work
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Organizational Leadership, Strategic Management
Women are underrepresented in corporate leadership, and many sources recommend sponsorship as an effective strategy to increase the percentage of women in leadership. A sponsor uses his or her influence and advocates on behalf of an individual protégé’s career advancement. This thesis examines sponsorship through the lens of social capital theory and identifies best practices for women seeking sponsorship for career advancement in corporate leadership. Through interviews with eight women corporate leaders and a review of the published literature, I identified best practices for women in corporations to source, select, and secure effective sponsor(s) to advance in leadership roles.
Hayman, Kimberly. (2020). Best Practices for Women Seeking Sponsorship in Corporations. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/maol_theses/37