The GenderWorks Blog

HBA and GenderWorks Release Male Ally Series Plus: Time for Reflection and Pause

We’re excited to share our recently released series of articles based on GenderWorks’ research partnership with the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). Lisa interviewed the HBA’s Honorable Mentor award winners – aka male ally executives – from the past 20 years to explore how men can be effective allies for women in the workplace.

Recap: Mindset Shifts for Men Supporting Equality

Over the last several weeks, we have highlighted key shifts in thinking – what we describe as Mindset Shifts – that men experience on their male ally journeys. This newsletter recaps these shifts and why they are so important. You can also find the full video series of Mindset Shifts on our website GenderWorks.com/videos

Equipping Male Managers to Facilitate Women’s Career Success Pays Significant Dividends

There is great emphasis regarding the need for senior leadership buy-in and support in order to create and maintain a robust leadership pipeline of female talent. Clearly, senior leaders are an important piece of the puzzle yet, managers in middle-level and early management roles are by far the ones who most critically determine the size and strength of the female talent pool from which to draw.

What COVID-19 Means for Being a Male Ally at Home

COVID-19 has toppled major aspects of our lives, key among them how we care for our children. Suddenly, parents are working from home while simultaneously minding and overseeing the schooling of their kids. For many families, this new reality has laid bare, and heightened, the gender inequities in care work.

Kamala Harris – Celebrate the Important Influence of Role Models

In the fall of 1870, a handful of black women cast their votes, joining their White female counterparts in Wyoming as the first women in the world granted the legal right to vote and run for office. One-hundred and fifty years later, on August 11th, 2020, Kamala Harris became the first woman of color on a major party ticket.

Sometimes the Only Thing to Do Is Pause

We were completing this week’s newsletter on the topic, How Women Create Greater Equality in the World but then we had to pause. Let us explain.
Based on our work with male allies, a key way that women drive change is by sharing their experiences and talking with the men in their lives about gender and inequality (of any kind).