Why Do Male CEOs Commit to Advancing Women?

Advancing Women in the Workplace

Next week is the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston, MA. The 2016 program celebrates Women Leading Change and features a day of professional development and thought leaders including Carla Harris, Edie Weiner, and Ping Fu. I’m thrilled to be speaking at the event for the 3rd time. For the past 10 years, I’ve had the pleasure to serve on the Simmons Business Council for the Simmons School of Management — they offer the only female-focused MBA program.

In advance of the March 29th Simmons Conference, Bonnie Marcus interviewed me for a Forbes article on the real reason male CEOs commit to diversity. Our discussion centered around the business case for having more women in leadership roles, cultural norms, organizational culture change and why fathers of daughters are leading the way on advancing women in the workplace.

 Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Here’s to building the case for having more women in leadership roles not as ‘nice to have’ initiative but one that improves the performance of the organization and is the right thing to do.

Jeffery Tobias Halter is the country’s leading male expert on advancing women and engaging men. He is the President of YWomen, a strategic consulting company focused on engaging men in women’s leadership issues. Jeffery is a TEDx speaker, Huffington Post Blogger and the author of two books, WHY WOMEN, The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Menand Selling to Men, Selling to Women. @YWomen