How Men can be Better Allies Episode #92

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How men can be better allies for women in the workplace, is based on a major qualitative study on what excellent male allyship looks like and how to apply it.

Dr. David G. Smith is a professor of sociology  in the National Security Affairs department at the U.S. Naval War College. As a sociologist trained in military sociology and social psychology, he focuses his research on gender, work, and family issues. He is the coauthor of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women. 

Brad Johnson
Dr. W Brad Johnson

Dr. W. Brad Johnson  is a professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of thirteen books, including Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women.

Evidence reveals that the #MeToo movement has not been a catalyst to move men to action in their organizations, but rather it has instead increased the likelihood of them avoiding women entirely, exacerbating gender inequalities.

There are, however, many men eager to learn how to really move the dial on inclusion. They are GOOD GUYS—they just don’t know what to do, or how to get started on their own ally journey.

GOOD GUYS also reveals some of the obstacles men face—many of them don’t perceive gender inequities in the workplace at all (it’s hard to fix what you can’t see) and that men are unsure of how to take action (so they decide not to) and some see think any gains for women would mean losses for them.

You can pick up the book on Amazon, you can also find them on the home page.

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