Why Excluding Men Is Not the Path to Promoting Women

There was male/female discord in the workplace well before the #MeToo movement. But, if the #MeToo movement has taught me anything, it’s that we need men to be part of this conversation. We cannot isolate ourselves from men and expect to change the status quo. Women are instinctively more collaborative in their approach to business. So, instead of looking at business as a place to compete with each other, we need to work together to empower women in the workplace, in politics and in the overall economy. Being pro-women doesn’t mean one must be anti-men. So, why perpetuate the cycle?

Improving relations between men and women is key to increasing opportunities for women in business. A survey released last year by Morning Consult, a tech and media company, found that a portion of men and women are uncomfortable with one-on-one business meetings with members of the opposite sex. And in fact, one quarter of those surveyed said they actually disapproved of these meetings.

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