Diversity Strategy

How To Engage Men In Women’s Leadership Issues – Part 2

What can men do in the short term and long term to champion women? #MenasAllies (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…

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Engaging Men in Women’s Leadership and Advancement

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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Why Do We Need to Engage Men In Women’s Leadership Issues? Part 1

Why Men? Women’s issues are societal issues and organization issues. Without men understanding the issues (the experiences women are having in the workplace), being involved in the discussions and actively involved in changing organizational culture then women’s advancement will remain stuck. Jeffery Tobias Halter, president of YWomen, recently spoke with Dr. Patti Fletcher, Leadership Futurist & Solution…

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You Asked For It. Free Staff Meeting in a Box.

Let’s talk about gender. I’m often asked for quick, easy tips for leading an effective staff meeting discussions regarding gender, engaging men as allies and other women’s leadership topics. In a recent edition of Gender Conversation QuickStarters, my monthly newsletter with topics and tips for starting difficult yet powerful conversations at work (not on the list? sign-up…

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How Diversity Directly Impacts A Company’s Bottom Line

Jilea Hemmings CEO & Co-Founder of Best Tyme wrote series on how diversity can increase a company’s bottom line. Jeffery Tobias Halter was interviewed as part of this series. He shared his backstory, new projects and how diversity impacts a company’s top and bottom line. Here’s a snippet from the interview: Hemmings: Can you share the top five…

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The Women’s Leadership Imperative

Advancing Women Jeffery Tobias Halter

4 Key Actions Male Leaders Must Take To Advance Women In the past few years, I have attended dozens of women’s leadership events and witnessed thousands of leaders (women and a few brave men) talking collectively about how to advance women. These conversations about the women’s leadership imperative are taking place at big-name companies such…

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Engaging Men in Women’s Leadership and Advancement

Podcast: Advancing women and engaging men in the age of #MeToo and #MentorHer On April 25th I sat down with Lee Kantor of Atlanta Business Radio to discuss advancing women and engaging men and my work at YWomen, a strategic consulting company focused on engaging men in women’s leadership issues. YWomen helps organizations create Integrated Women’s Leadership…

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Starbucks – Kudos and Caution

Why Your Unconscious Bias Training Isn’t Working Will your company be the next front page story in the news? Will you be the next Starbucks, Google, Monster, or Uber? What are you doing to drive real change and an understanding of diversity and inclusion deep into middle management and throughout your organization to customer-facing employees? In the wake of…

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