Book Review : One: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality

This week is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

In recognition of International Women’s Day: Today I’m going to address a relevant topic by providing a brief book review that talks about Allies.

The book is called: One: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality.

In todays show I discuss several things including:

  • What Allies are and some of the challenges this book raises when talking about them
  • The role of Allies in promoting gender parity in the workplace
  • The 4 key prejudices that female leaders experience in the workplace and much much more

Here’s some of what I share in the show:

International Women’s Day is fascinating:

I explain why some people can misunderstand International Women’s Day:

“International Women’s Day is fascinating for me because my observation is that some people feel that International Women’s Day is a day for women by women and others who feel that International Women’s Day is for everyone who wants to celebrate women and accelerate gender parity. This question is answered by the website for International Women’s Day which says…”

 The Pursuit of Gender Equality is not a “women’s problem”

I describe how a clear message of the book is the cooperation required for gender equality:

the book has a very positive, clear message which is that the pursuit of gender equality or gender parity needs the cooperation of men and women in the workplace, furthermore the book argues that success in the workplace is not a zero sum game. It’s described as win win”

The 4 key prejudices that women leaders experience in the workplace

I describe the 4 key prejudices that women leaders experience in the workplace and how we should look for them:

“the book highlights the 4 key prejudices that women leaders experience in the workplace, these are identified as assumptions or stereotypes … I would encourage everyone to ask themselves if they have experienced, observed or even committed any of these prejudices in the workplace”

Show Notes

International Women’s Day Website

One: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality: Strategies, Ideas and Stories for Leaders to Partner Together

Harvard Business Review: “The Men Who Mentor Women”

My PhD Thesis

About Julie Kratz

Intersectionality, Discrimination & Employee Resource Groups

Delivering through Diversity: A Review Of The Follow Up Study To “The McKinsey Report”

Why Diversity Matters: A Review of the “McKinsey Report”

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