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It is time for more men to pledge to treat women with respect and challenge other men when they don’t.

Corporate America’s Dirty Little Secret – Sexual Harassment

Nov 13, 2017

A small but critical mass of men are speaking up and asking, “What can I do?” The exposure of rampant sexual harassment is sadly in the news every day. These incidents didn’t just happen. This has been a systemic issue for years that, for many, has not been shown the light of day. While Hollywood…

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If you see something, say something.

Burger King and Bullying, a Message for Male Champions.

Nov 9, 2017

If you see something, say something. I am often asked for simple things men can do to demonstrate advocacy for advancing women. One of the most important first steps is to just speak up when you see a problem. Fast food chain Burger King recently created a public service announcement called “Bullying Junior” that sheds…

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Gretchen Carlson Be Fierce

Gretchen Carlson is speaking up and encouraging each of us to do the same.

Oct 30, 2017

#BeFierce is a call to action for men and women. Gretchen Carlson, one of America’s most successful and recognized news anchors, released her book, Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, earlier this month. In addition to her personal experiences and interviews with women who have battled discrimination, her book shares the wisdom and…

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Deloitte’s Approach To Women’s Advancement: Shifting The Focus To Men

Oct 6, 2017

Fixing gender inequities by focusing on male managers. In August, Deloitte announced its plans to phase out its women’s network and other affinity groups and to focus on inclusion, particularly of men. As a gender strategist who focuses on helping companies engage men in women’s advancement, I applaud the focus shift and concur that significant…

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Listen – Tips to Create Male Allies, Champions and Advocates

Sep 29, 2017

Men, it’s time to listen up in order to understand the evolving workplace In my experience, when men are ready to become advocates for women, they want to start by “Leading.” This is what they do. In reality, this is the third step to success. The first step is to “Listen.” – Recent Fortune 500 Keynote,…

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Women Fantasy Footbal

Women and Fantasy Sports. For the Love the Game and Competition.

Aug 22, 2017

What Do 17.2 Million Women Know That You Don’t (Yet)?  Fantasy Football season is right around the corner. Does it surprise you that over 17 MILLION women play Fantasy Football? In fact, participation has grown over 14% in just the past three years, according to Giana Pacinelli, an advertising executive, freelance writer and adjunct professor with…

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Jeffery Tobias Halter on why most unconscious bias training doesn't work

Why Your Unconscious Bias Training Isn’t Working

Aug 10, 2017

Why Unconscious Gender Bias Training is Essential Will your company be the next Google or Uber? What are you doing to drive real change and an understanding of diversity and inclusion deep into middle management and throughout your organization? It is truly a tale of two strategies, the companies that are doing it well and the companies that are…

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What Can Your Company Learn from the Google Diversity Debacle

Aug 7, 2017

Why your diversity and unconscious bias training is failing. Google made headlines over the weekend when a 10-page manifesto released by a white male engineer about his beliefs on meritocracy and the shortcomings of Google’s diversity and unconscious bias training efforts went viral. His essay suggests that the company encourage ideological rather than gender diversity and argues that…

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HER magazine interview with Jeffery Tobias Halter on male advocates and advancing women

Hey Guys, Here’s How You Can Advance Women

Jul 20, 2017

Every day, an estimated 10,000 baby boomers are retiring. The incoming talent pool of millennials with advanced education is made up of more women than men. Not only are women highly qualified for jobs, they also make up the overwhelming majority of a household’s purchasing decisions. And yet, “companies still treat women like a niche,” says Jeffery Tobias Halter, formerly…

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Jeffery Tobias Halter | Game of Thrones - Regime Strategy

What Female Leaders Can Learn From the Game of Thrones!

Jul 20, 2017

Regimes, Meritocracies, and Playing to Win “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” – Cersei Lannister to Eddard Stark, Game of Thrones, Season One The seventh season of Game of Thrones premiered last night and one of the apparent themes is that it is time for women to…

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Women in Automotive audience photo

Are You Really Listening to Your Biggest Customer – Women?!

Jul 10, 2017

In advance of my keynote and breakout session at the Women in Automotive Conference, I shared the following article on the purchase power and influence women have as consumers. Does your company recognize the power of women in the marketplace and in the workplace? Women in the US buy or Influence over 80% of all car purchases yet most automakers,…

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The Ongoing Search for Work-Life Balance Jeffery Tobias Halter

The Ongoing Search for Work-Life Balance

Jun 27, 2017

Work-life balance I recently finished about four months of travel, attending and speaking at a host of women’s leadership conferences on my favorite topic – engaging men. I have seen many amazing speakers and panels. One question is always present: “How can women (and men) begin to have some semblance of work-life balance?” The most…

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