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.
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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
In this newsletter, we share concrete practices that expedite progress and help take DEI efforts to a whole new level. Next week, we’ll focus on paradigm-busting approaches that strike at the core barriers to progress.
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.
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.
In this COVID-19 era, where work and home have become blended, we have the unique opportunity to practice strengthening our Gender Lenses, bringing greater perspective to how we integrate work and home.
We greatly underestimate the power of societal norms to influence our lives at the deepest levels. Covid has turned a spotlight on gender roles at home and the media emphasizes that men are failing to do their share.
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.
The suffrage chronicles in the U.S. unfold like an award-winning drama, complete with intrigue and changing loyalties, and fueled by a cast of male allies, detractors and converts.
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).