There is a marked decline in trust among male and female co-workers in the workplace.
Results from a recent LeanIn.org survey found that 60 percent of male managers are uncomfortable participating in a common work activity with a woman, such as mentoring, working alone, or socializing together. The survey also found that 1 in 6 men are reluctant to mentor a woman.
In order to innovate and grow, companies must continue mentoring programs – including training employees and managers on how to create an inclusive environment that advocates for gender equality.
Promote equitable interactions via cross-gender mentoring while tackling the tough diversity dynamic of gender inequity!
Sollah is excited to announce the release of our newest gender equity program, TrainingBytes® No Way Not Me!
We've all seen the news. Allegations of sexual misconduct and predatory behavior in the workplace are prompting lawsuits against employers - and even against managers and staff who don't proactively put an end to the behavior. The fallout from these cases may cause men to stop serving as mentors or coaches to avoid any hint of impropriety with a female colleague.
Simply not harassing women is not enough. Men must commit to mentoring women. Organizations must commit to mentoring women. Now more than ever, we need men to support women in the workplace... not avoid them. When women have the same opportunities to succeed and lead as men, it spurs innovation... and enables equity and a stronger sense of belonging.