How Male Allies Can Support Women for Gender Equality In The Workplace [Book Review]

Can male allies accelerate gender parity?

Find out as I review a book that talks about allies.

Here are some key messages from this episode:

  • What Allies are and some of the challenges this book raises when talking about them
  • The role of Allies in promoting gender parity in the workplace
  • The 4 key prejudices that female leaders experience in the workplace and much much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

International Women’s Day is fascinating:

“International Women’s Day is fascinating for me because my observation is that some people feel that International Women’s Day is a day for women by women and others who feel that International Women’s Day is for everyone who wants to celebrate women and accelerate gender parity. This question is answered by the website for International Women’s Day which says…”

 The Pursuit of Gender Equality is not a “women’s problem”

the book has a very positive, clear message which is that the pursuit of gender equality or gender parity needs the cooperation of men and women in the workplace, furthermore the book argues that success in the workplace is not a zero sum game. It’s described as win win”

The 4 key prejudices that women leaders experience in the workplace

“the book highlights the 4 key prejudices that women leaders experience in the workplace, these are identified as assumptions or stereotypes … I would encourage everyone to ask themselves if they have experienced, observed or even committed any of these prejudices in the workplace”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

International Women’s Day Website

One: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality: Strategies, Ideas and Stories for Leaders to Partner Together

Harvard Business Review: “The Men Who Mentor Women”

My PhD Thesis

About Julie Kratz

Check out these related episodes of the show.

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Delivering through Diversity: A Review Of The Follow Up Study To “The McKinsey Report”

Why Diversity Matters: A Review of the “McKinsey Report”

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