This is an excellent piece on the WSJ about changes that men, and especially senior men, can make in the workplace to improve equality. And it’s not just about flexible working hours and maternity pay.
[…] I set out to discover what frustrates and perplexes professional men about the women they work with. My goal was to get to the bottom of issues that men face every day: why women often don’t speak up at meetings, why they can seem tentative when they do speak up, why there are so few qualified women in the management pipeline despite good-faith efforts to recruit them.And then I went in search of solutions. I sought out male executives who are getting it right. And I drew on the two-plus decades that I’ve spent covering mostly male executives around the globe while working in male-dominated environments.The point isn’t to blame men. In my view, there has been way too much man-shaming as it is. My aim instead is to demystify women.