TEDx Talks, Red Pumps and Women’s Leadership Advancement

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionMen and women are having different experiences in the workplace

Last week I had the privilege of sitting down with Gracie Bonds Staples to talk about my work as a corporate gender strategist, my book “Why Women”, the upcoming TEDxStLouisWomen talk, my red pumps and the Father of a Daughter initiative.

Gracie Bonds Staples AJC

Red Pumps

People often ask about my signature ‘red heels’ keynote. They ask why I wear red pumps when giving this talk and what point I’m trying to make. After attending a series of women’s conferences, it was easy to determine that shoes are important to women and that women’s shoes would make a great visual aid to highlight the fact that men and women are having different experiences in the workplace. In the keynote I highlight that men must get involved and that organizations need to do four things to attract, retain and advance women (and minorities) in the workplace:

  1. Listen
  2. Learn
  3. Lead
  4. Have the Will to Change

How is your organization doing recruiting male champions? Is senior leadership moving forward to create meaningful change for women in the workplace?

In advance of my TEDxStLouisWomen talk, I did the following KMOX radio interview:

You can check out my TEDx Talk and other videos on my YouTube channel.