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Starbucks – Kudos and Caution

Why Your Unconscious Bias Training Isn’t Working Will your company be the next front page story in the news? Will you be the next Starbucks, Google, Monster, 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 to customer-facing employees? In the wake of…

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Men: Make Equal Pay Day Your Epiphany Day.

Equal Pay Day – 2018 Like most male leaders, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Not just about this “women’s” thing, but about all the things that we, as male leaders, pay little to no attention to on a daily basis,  such as sexism, bias and “white male privilege.” During the past 15+ years,…

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Ready to Engage Male Allies and Advocates? Take the Quiz!

How do you find men who believe in and advocate for Gender Equity? With the #MeToo, #TimesUp and #MentorHer movements in the daily news and national conversation, many men are asking, “What can I do to better support women and demonstrate my advocacy for female colleagues?” Gender equity in the workplace continues to be framed…

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Is Monster the New Uber? The Similarities are Staggering.

Sexual harassment and hostile work environments continue to dominate the news Last February, I wrote the opinion piece, Five Lessons Companies Should Learn From Uber About Sexual Harassment, for HuffPost. At that time I noted, “Today, the bulls-eye falls on Uber and Silicon Valley, but tomorrow it may be your industry or company.” Nearly a year…

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Men Who Are Afraid to Mentor a Woman? Cut the Crap!

It’s time for more men to mentor women. #MentorHer Yesterday, those rumblings were confirmed in an update from Sheryl Sandberg and the Lean-in organization. We’ve heard talk in the wake of sexual harassment allegations and the #MeToo movement that men are uncomfortable mentoring, working alone or socializing with a woman, as it may be seen as inappropriate…

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One Man’s Reflections on #WomensMarch2018

One year ago, millions of women marched to show their solidarity at the 2017 Women’s March on Washington and around the world. At that time, I wrote: While many of the Women’s March messages resonated with social issues and civil and equal rights for all groups, there are tenets that are significantly noteworthy for corporate America. Women, in…

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