I have found LinkedIn to be a magical place to connect with some of the smartest and most pioneering individuals on the planet.
Recently Ed Gurowitz, Senior Consultant at Gender Allies contacted me after seeing some of my blogs about GUTSY WOMEN LEADERS.
He sent me an important post about how to create gender relationships at work. I want to thank him for reaching out and here is some of his great advice.
8 Steps to Co-creating Gender Partnership at Work
Bring men together
Help men “get” that gender bias still exists
Have honest conversations about the impact of gender
Engage men’s sense of fair play
Encourage men in behaviors that are linked to awareness of gender bias
Encourage men to champion and be architects of win/win outcomes
Engage men’s innate desire to take action
Attach accountability to actions to support productive business outcomes
These are great action items and each one is worth discussion. The same 8 apply to women who can discuss and connect with the men in their workplace.
My idea is that as women become more daring to speak out and lead, men can become more caring to be available for emotional reactions to situations. I see this new paradigm as:
Daring + Caring = Sharing
It is what the world needs now. Check out Ed’s work at Gender Allies. Women need all the help possible, and guess what, so do the men.
P.S. Join us on our GUTSY WOMEN WEEKEND. The focus is on how girls learn to be pleasers or martyrs or rescuers and what to do about it.