The SGP Feminist Co-Mentorship Program was piloted in 2021-2022, in response to an area of expressed interest for many SGP Members and folks in our networks. Much of the research available on mentorship programming shows that there is greater interest in being mentored than serving as a mentee for someone. However, we believe that all of us have expertise and insights to share, no matter what our age or social location. So SGP piloted a ‘co-mentorship’ program that emphasizes solidarity and mutual exchange over a hierarchical or top-down approach.
A successful pilot round with some 30 participants all around the world prompted a second round, and SGP has a new cohort of Co-Mentors in the program for 2022-2023.
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Kristy Kelly is a sociologist specializing in gender and development, policy and politics, transnational feminisms, gender mainstreaming, and social change in Southeast Asia. She is currently assistant clinical professor of global and international education at Drexel University and Associate Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University. Kristy teaches courses on gender mainstreaming, education diplomacy, gender and development in Southeast Asia and qualitative research methods. She has published on gender and education leadership, gender mainstreaming policy, gender and corruption, and post-socialist transition in Vietnam. She also consults and advises on gender and development issues for multilateral and humanitarian aid organizations such as UNESCO, The Asia Foundation, and Transparency International in Asia and Africa. Kristy serves as an Expert Advisor on Gender Mainstreaming to the United Nations, and is a Fulbright Core Specialist on Gender Equality. She received her BA from Pennsylvania State University, and MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.