Gender Strategy

Join me at SHRM 2017 – Why Women Workshop

As part of the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition, each of the official bloggers is conducting Q&As with session speakers.  Jennifer Payne interview me about my pre-conference workshop – “Why Women – The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men” which will be held on Sunday, June 18th from 8 am – Noon (pre-registration is required). You can…

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Starting Gender Conversations in the Workplace

We’re at a tipping point. Early in your career, you are taught never to discuss religion, sex or politics in the workplace – ever! Today, things are shifting and your political affiliation, gender, and women’s issues are being talked about on a daily basis. Conversations are taking place from Washington D.C. to Silicon Valley and…

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Lessons From The PayPal Gender Equality Panel Debacle

3 things companies need to do to get serious about advancing women Let’s give PayPal an A for effort and a C- on execution on their women’s initiative. In case you missed it, late last month Paypal announced a Gender Equality and Inclusion in the Workforce Panel.  The only problem was the panel consisted of…

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Male Engagement, Advancing Women…and My Red Pumps.

Jeffery Tobias Halter TEDx Talk   I was thrilled when I was invited to give a TED talk on the need for male engagement in advancing women at the TEDxCentennialParkWomen 2015 in Atlanta. I knew that this was a great opportunity to ignite a real conversation. I also knew it needed to be poignant, provocative and shake…

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The Man Code. What Women Need To Know.

Is the ‘Man Code’ Holding Female Employees Back? I’ll tell it to you straight: there is a man code that guides men’s actions –in and out of the office. There are certain behaviors that we are taught when we step foot on the playground as children. They are self-reinforced by members of the power group…

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Who Gets Women? Utah Does! Yes, Utah!

Utah Launches ElevateHER Challenge Earlier this month I had the pleasure of helping Utah launch the Women’s Leadership Institute’s ElevateHER Challenge – a joint government/business coalition to advance women’s Leadership and workplace equality. With this progressive move, Utah joins Massachusetts as only the second state in the country to launch such an initiative. The power…

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The One Thing Male Leaders CAN Learn From Mad Men

Say what you want about the portrayal of male leaders in the AMC hit series, Mad Men. Sexist? Yup. Pigs? Yup. Able to give tough feedback? YUP! Don Draper may have been a creative genius who was a pain to work with, but he had a few redeeming moments during the show. Like this one…

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