The Impact of Mentoring on the Careers of African Americans


  • Glenn A. Palmer University of Georgia
  • Juanita Johnson-Bailey University of Georgia


mentoring, african americans, careers


This qualitative study focuses on the mentoring experiences of ten African Americans who worked for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies. This study was extracted from a larger study that focused on the career development of African Americans in the fields of training and organizational development. However, the participants placed significant importance to the salience of mentoring in their career development. Therefore in the follow-up data analysis, the authors decided to focus attention on the phenomenon of mentoring.


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How to Cite

Palmer, G. A. ., & Johnson-Bailey, J. . (2008). The Impact of Mentoring on the Careers of African Americans. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 7(1), 45–51. Retrieved from