Podcast: Women, Men and Hollywood

I was recently interviewed by Julie Harris Walker for her podcast The Other 50% A Herstory of Hollywood. You can also find it on iTunes (Episode 13: Jeffery Tobias Halter).

Jeffery is a Gender Strategist.What’s that, you say? He consults with corporations on how to engage men in advancing women. He makes the business case for having robust and effective women’s leadership initiatives. So much so, he wrote a book:  WHY WOMEN, The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men. Spoiler alert, it’s about the bottom line.

Sometimes, the men at the top need to hear it from one of their own as he is a white, male baby boomer.  If you want a male perspective from someone who has given it a lot of thought and is immersed in the topic, this is the guy.

There were a couple of things he said that stopped me in my tracks. One of them was men compartmentalize so much, they see the women at work to be entirely different creatures from the women at home. I’ve been thinking about this ever since. Is this the modern Madonna/Whore complex? Work Wife vs House Wife? Look for a blog post on this soon.