3 Ways to Engage Men in Gender Equality

Male Allies, Champions and Advocates

I’m often asked for tips encourage more men to show up as male allies and advocates. Here is a recent piece I wrote for the Network of Executive Women blog that outlines three tips to engage men as champions and advocates.

Men, ask yourselves: What is my response when I hear an offensive remark or joke at work? Do I address it, change the subject or let someone else handle the moment?

When a female colleague isn’t given credit for her ideas in a meeting or is talked over or “mansplained,” what do you do? Do you regularly brag about women co-workers to highlight their talents, contributions and skills, even when they aren’t in the room? When was the last time you suggested a woman lead a special project vs. asking her to take notes at a team meeting?

Here are my three tips for women and men to engage more men as allies, champions and advocates (to read the full article click here).


Jeffery Tobias Halter is the President of YWomen, a strategic consulting company focused on engaging men in women’s leadership advancement. Founder of the Father of Daughter Initiative, creator of the Gender Conversation QuickStarters Newsletter and the Male Advocacy Profile, Jeffery is the country’s leading male expert on advancing women and engaging men. Speaker, consultant and thought leader, he has authored two books, WHY WOMEN, The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men and Selling to Men, Selling to Women.