Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace

Presented on: Wednesday, April 21st at 12:00 PM EDT


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Do you know what the key to advancing gender equality is? It’s men. Women are at a disadvantage. At home, they often face an unequal division of household chores and childcare. In the workplace, they deal with lower pay, lack of credit for their contributions, roadblocks to a promotion, sexual harassment, and more. Gender-in-the-workplace experts and co-authors David Smith and Brad Johnson make the business case for male engagement in gender equality while integrating why it is suitable for both men and women. Using social science evidence, they explore the possible challenges of cross-gender professional relationships. Together, in this deep-dive webinar, they will provide the “how-to” for men, women, and organizational leaders who want to be intentional, inclusive, and excellent allies, leveraging mentorship, sponsorship, and workplace partnership to create a more diverse workforce.

About the authors: David Smith, Ph.D., is co-author of Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace, Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women, numerous journal articles and book chapters that focus on gender and the workplace. A former navy pilot, Dr. Smith is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology in the College of Leadership and Ethics at the U.S. Naval War College. 

W. Brad Johnson is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy. A clinical psychologist and former Lieutenant Commander in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps, Dr. Johnson is the author of numerous publications, including thirteen books, in mentoring, professional ethics, and counseling. His most recent books include: Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women, The Elements of Mentoring (3rd edition), On Being a Mentor (2nd edition), and Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace.

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