5 SIMPLE QUESTIONS TO GET THE GENDER EQUALITY CONVERSATION STARTED IN YOUR ORGANIZATION: #4

It is important to recognize behavior that you want to happen again.  Rarely are companies getting gender equality right all of the time.  We need to meet our allies where they are at, and acknowledge attempts at positive change.

Most often, when consulting and speaking with organizations about gender equality, I hear these subtle, yet critical stories.  These positive behaviors could look something like…

  • Calling out bropropriating behavior (interruptions, taking credit for women’s ideas, mansplaining, etc.)
  • Equally distributing office housework between men and women
  • Having allies participate in diversity initiatives
  • Ensuring meetings have diverse perspectives present in the room
  • Asking “what is it like to be you” to diverse people in your organization
  • Ensuring all voices are heard in a team meeting before making a decision

 

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