W. Brad Johnson and David Smith are co-authors of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women and Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace. Too many gender inclusion initiatives focus exclusively on changing women, leaving men out of the equation. The 411k invited Brad and David to share their research on men as allies and mentors for women and discuss how men can join the movement for inclusion and equity in the workplace.
We are joined by Tamara Belair, founder of Boldest, a community to connect, inspire and inform women in consulting. We talk about what we learned from women leaders in consulting and what advice we would offer young women starting out in consulting. Despite different backgrounds, expertise, ages and levels, we all agree on a couple key pieces of advice.
83% of women report having at least one mentor in their careers, compared to 76% of men. In fact, 21% of women report having four or more mentors, whereas just 15% of men report having that many. HOWEVER men are 46% more likely than women to have a sponsor. WHY IS THAT? In this episode, we explore sponsorship with Joyce Johnson, a speaker, business consultant, sales champion, and 6x author. According to Joyce, it’s all about the PIE – Performance, Image and Exposure.