Mentoring Authentic Pathways

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Book Chapter

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In Bruce, M.A. & Seto A. Women’s Retreat: Sharing voices of female faculty in Counselor Education. University Press of America, Inc.

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Chapter 4


What does a path to become a faculty member look like? What are the merits? What are the roadblocks? How do I balance personal and professional aspirations? Looking for answers to these questions can be overwhelming and discouraging. This book offers inspiration and support to female faculty members in higher education who are at various stages of their professional development. Twenty-four educators share both their intuitive voices and practical knowledge on the topics of career development, balancing personal and professional life, cultural and individual identity, and spirituality. This collective sharing will help readers become free from an impasse, take a leap of faith, and see roadblocks from a slightly different perspective.