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How Boston is Leading the Way to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Male Allies in the Workplace - From Allyship to Advocacy workshop with Jeffery Tobias Halter and Boston Women's Workforce Council

Public-private partnership is the first of its kind in the nation.  When Boston’s Mayor Martin Walsh took office in 2014, he established the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement to enhance the quality of life for Boston women and girls. Throughout his administration, Mayor Walsh has continued to evolve the Boston Women’s Workforce Council, asking employers to…

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Understanding Gender Diversity: Intersectionality, Gender Expression and Identity.

Pride Month YWomen 2019

Why inclusive work cultures are the best possible way to attract and retain top talent. In my work advocating for the advancement of women, I often highlight the intersectionality of other dimensions of diversity. For example, you can’t talk about women without also discussing other dimensions of diversity such as race, age, sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity. Why is…

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Men as Gender Allies: A Podcast with Anne Doyle

Powering Up podcast with Anne Doyle

I meet Anne Doyle several years ago on a Power – Opening Doors for Women panel in Chicago. It was shortly after the release of my book, WHY WOMEN – The Leadership Imperative to Advance Women and Engage Men and we’ve stayed in touch. Anne recently started the Powering Up podcast and invited me to have…

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8 Tips To Disrupt Gender Blind Spots With Male Advocacy.

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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Can Your Women’s Leadership Initiative Solve Two of Your Biggest Business Challenges?

YWomen 2019 top CEO concerns women's leadership initiative

For 2019, top CEO concerns include attracting and retaining talent and developing the next generation of leaders. Globally, CEOs rank attracting and retaining top talent as their #1 internal concern, according to the findings of The Conference Board survey, C-Suite Challenge 2019. Developing the next generation of leaders was the #3 internal concern (#2 was creating new business…

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