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Dave Smith and Brad Johnson: Men Can Be Better Allies The Visible Voices

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Women are at a disadvantage. At home, they often face an unequal division of household chores and childcare, and in the workplace, they deal with lower pay, lack of credit for their contributions, roadblocks to promotion, sexual harassment, and more. And while organizations are looking to address these issues, too many gender-inclusion initiatives focus on how women themselves should respond, reinforcing the perception that these are "women's issues" and that men—often the most influential stakeholders in an organization—don't need to be involved.A Navy pilot-turned-associate-professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, David G. Smith PhD led combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Trained in military sociology and social psychology, he now focuses his research on  gender, work, and family issues. W. Brad Johnson PhD, who served as a lieutenant commander in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps,  is a professor of psychology at the U.S. Naval Academy. He specializes in mentoring, professional ethics, and counseling. Dave and Brad have co-authored 2 books and numerous articles including those in the Harvard Business Review: Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace and Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women. Some HBR articles:How Men Can Confront Other Men About Sexist BehaviorThe Missing Link in Gender Equality EffortsHow Men Can Be More Inclusive LeadersMale Allyship Is About Paying AttentionGender Equity Starts in the HomeMen Can Improve How They Mentor Women. Here’s How.How Men Can Become Better Allies to WomenGender Equity Is Not Zero SumRead more on their website:  Workplace Allies.Dave on twitter @davidgsmithphd

Women are at a disadvantage. At home, they often face an unequal division of household chores and childcare, and in the workplace, they deal with lower pay, lack of credit for their contributions, roadblocks to promotion, sexual harassment, and more. And while organizations are looking to address these issues, too many gender-inclusion initiatives focus on how women themselves should respond, reinforcing the perception that these are "women's issues" and that men—often the most influential stakeholders in an organization—don't need to be involved.A Navy pilot-turned-associate-professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, David G. Smith PhD led combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Trained in military sociology and social psychology, he now focuses his research on  gender, work, and family issues. W. Brad Johnson PhD, who served as a lieutenant commander in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps,  is a professor of psychology at the U.S. Naval Academy. He specializes in mentoring, professional ethics, and counseling. Dave and Brad have co-authored 2 books and numerous articles including those in the Harvard Business Review: Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace and Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women. Some HBR articles:How Men Can Confront Other Men About Sexist BehaviorThe Missing Link in Gender Equality EffortsHow Men Can Be More Inclusive LeadersMale Allyship Is About Paying AttentionGender Equity Starts in the HomeMen Can Improve How They Mentor Women. Here’s How.How Men Can Become Better Allies to WomenGender Equity Is Not Zero SumRead more on their website:  Workplace Allies.Dave on twitter @davidgsmithphd

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