Male Mentors In the Age of #MeToo, the Power of Compliments & Former Bullies

One For Womenkind Male Mentors Women Me Too

 

In this episode of One For Womenkind’s Summer School series, I’m sitting down with my dear friend Anna. In this Summer School episode, we’re choosing from the grab bag, which means neither Anna nor I know what we’re going to talk about! As it turns out, our prompt dove deep into a serious topic – can men be mentors in the age of #metoo?”

Here was our topic:

New York Times Katrin Bennhold Davos Switzerland World Economic Forum

“A recent article by New York Times journalist Katrin Bennhold made a surprisingly revelation. The men attending the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, acknowledged that they were worried about mentoring women in the era of #MeToo. In fact, two online surveys by Lean In and SurveyMonkey found that almost half of male managers are uncomfortable engaging in work activities (such as working one on one or socializing). One in 6 male managers are uncomfortable mentoring women. Getting ahead in corporate America relies so much on having champions in leadership that will speak up for you. So in the wake of #MeToo, are women screwed in the workplace?

In this candid conversation, we’re bearing it all – the struggles we face in male-dominated industries, how sometimes other women are the worst of the bunch, and why compliments are so important. Tune in for this super candid, completely unedited episode – it goes great with wine!

Mentioned in this episode:

Katrin Bennhold’s Article – “Another Side of #MeToo”

Anna’s “Walk-out Song” – “Good as Hell” by Lizzo

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