On this episode of Navigating Forward, Lisa Thee chats with David Smith and Brad Johnson, co-authors of Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace and Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women. These former naval officers are dedicated to helping men become better allies, colleagues, and mentors for women — which in turn helps men become better and more inclusive leaders within their organizations.
Lisa, Brad, and Dave discuss some common misconceptions and fears that men might have on their journey to becoming better allies, along with some ways to conquer their fears of disrupting the behaviors of other men. Along with effective strategies for allyship, they also talk about the different ways in which younger workers may approach the workplace and the different questions and concerns that they might have. They also touch on how gender equity starts at home, noting the importance of role modeling allyship at home.
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