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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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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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Advancing Women Is Not A Journey. It’s a Business Imperative And Needs a Strategy.

YWomen Advancing Women Is Not A Journey. It Demands Strategy.

Tips for Implementing An Integrated Women’s Leadership Strategy. People go on journeys. Organizations implement long-term strategic plans. To advance women, organizations need an Integrated Women’s Leadership Strategy. We need to speak in business terms that cause leaders to sit up and listen. You may have heard me share this story before but it bears repeating. Many years ago,…

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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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