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What Can Men Learn from President-Elect Biden’s Male Ally Example?

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November 7, 2020 will forever more be a historic day in the United States of America with Senator Kamala Harris being elected as the first bi-racial woman (the first woman period) Vice President. Kamala’s story represents the American dream at its best making possible, what to that point, felt unreachable. A bi-racial woman, with immigrant parents and raised primarily by a single mother, ascends to among the most powerful leadership positions across the world…

Why the Phrase ‘He Gets It’​ Keeps Men Away

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In the workplace, we treat managing diversity and fostering inclusion in ways that do little to build this capability across the workforce. The associated skills challenge both our biological tendencies – think unconscious biases – as well as our life-long patterns of social conditioning – think gender norms. Yet we gloss over the difficulty, thinking a one-hour workshop or weekend …

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Tips for Surviving Sheltering-In-Place, Building Closeness and Strengthening Equality to Boot

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Fundamental rhythms of life have been upended by the coronavirus. Suddenly, home has become the center of nearly all life’s activities – work, exercise, entertainment, school, the list goes on. For many, this new normal has our children unexpectedly at home, even children who aren’t children anymore but are young adults in college or graduate school. The challenges of teleworking …

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Judgment Isn’t Working: Helping Men Become Agents of Change for Gender Balance in the Workplace

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Studying male allies for more than five years has clarified the challenges for men – particularly white men – with regard to supporting gender equity at work. While on the surface, it seems a no-brainer. Why wouldn’t men who believe in gender equality want to identify as male allies, especially given the substantial research documenting the business case for diversity …

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