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A conversation with Gabrielle Claiborne on gender equity and inclusion I recently read an article written by my colleague Gabrielle Claiborne that outlined the need to expand the gender equality conversation to include ALL women. As the founder and CEO of Transformation Journeys Worldwide, Gabrielle is an inclusion trainer and consultant. She noticed that she…

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YWomen male allies and advocates - disrupting gender blind spots

Leveraging male allies and advocacy to advance women. About 30 to 35 percent of men in organizations are “ready-now,” meaning they already sense that men and women are having different experiences at work and, if asked, will be supportive of women. In my work, I help companies formalize processes to engage these ready-now men as…

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When Women Win podcast by Rana Nawas Earlier this month, I spoke with Rana Nawas, corporate veteran, writer and speaker, for her #WomenWomenWin podcast. I was honored to be the second man invited to be interviewed for her show. We had a wide-ranging discussion about the important role male allies and advocates play in advancing women…

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What can men do in the short term and long term to champion women?  (Part 1 in this series can be read here). According to Mercer’s When Women Thrive report, only 39 percent of middle management and 38 percent of male employees are engaged in company diversity and inclusion initiatives. While some people will say nearly 40 percent…

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To bring systemic change, bring the men onboard, IWLC speaker says Jeffery Halter spoke at the Iowa Women Lead Change – Central Iowa Conference in Des Moines earlier this month. He headlined a breakout session for men on how to be allies and advocates and gave the afternoon keynote, “Why Women – The Leadership Imperative…

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