Diane Gillespie and Leah Shin build reciprocal mentoring relationship


Mentorship can be an uneven partnership, but one pair is redefining this. Last winter IAS major Leah Shin enrolled the course, “Women, Culture, and Development,” taught by IAS faculty member Julie Shayne, and was inspired by guest speaker Professor Emeritus Diane Gillespie, who discussed her work with the human rights organization Tostan. Shin found the courage to ask Gillespie mentor her, and the two are drawing from each other’s expertise and wisdom.  Read this reflection on their shared mentoring process.

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