Male Allyship: How Good Are You (Really)?

4 Tips to Activate Your Allyship For the past few years, there has been much work done by best-in-class companies to build out male allyship initiatives. However, a new study points out that even the most well-intentioned men aren’t stepping up as much as they think they are. A recent national study conducted by the…

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The Imperative to Fix Broken Rung and the Leaky Pipeline

Women in the Workplace: One step forward. Two steps back. Part 2. The 2022 LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Company “Women in the Workplace” report is another somber and sobering look at the state of women in corporate America. While the current report focuses on “how the pandemic has changed what women want from their companies,…

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Amanda Hammett and Jeffery Tobias Halter DEI download

To celebrate their 50th episode, #WinedDownWednesday co-hosts Amanda Hammett and Jeffery Tobias Halter look ahead to 2023 and discuss DEI trends, quiet quitting, returning to the office, hybrid work, WFH along with the imperative to attract and retain talent. Tune in and wind down. Resources: Amanda Hammett: www.amandahammett.com Jeffery Tobias Halter: www.ywomen.biz

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This Mother’s Day support your working parents

It’s time to confirm your Company summer flex plan now! It’s the beginning of May, Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and many companies are still trying to determine their next steps on going back to the office. Will it be full-time, flex time, certain days in the office, or the innocuous “manager discretion”?…

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What the NFL Got Right and Wrong

The NFL recently announced a number of diversity initiatives to create more opportunities for women and people of color (WPOC). Did they put a TD on the board or is this a blocked kick? From my perspective as a corporate gender strategist, they got two things right. First, they are finally creating a panel of…

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3 Tips to Hone Your Allyship Skills

Advocating for Women of Color / Honing Your Allyship Skills A recent issue of Diversity Woman Magazine featured a poignant reminder that improving gender diversity for all women isn’t a simple one-size-fits-all solution. Rather, making the workplace better for women of color must be intentional and inclusive. As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, the Women in…

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Can We Advance Women Without Men?

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Only 14 percent of companies are doing Allyship Training.  Yes, you read that right – just 14 percent! This finding in the 2021 McKinsey Women in the Workforce report is discouraging because we will never obtain long-term systemic advancement for women without engaging male allies in the workplace. With men in roughly 75 percent of company leadership roles, we…

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