33 episodes

Women have had the right to vote for 100 years, but most experts believe that we will not achieve workplace parity for another 135 years! 135 years is a long time, friends, to wait for gender equality and a level playing field at work. The goal of this podcast is to accelerate this change by being a coach, mentor, and trusted friend for all of you who are ready now.

Parity Podcast Cathy Nestrick and Deborah Pollack-Milgate

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Women have had the right to vote for 100 years, but most experts believe that we will not achieve workplace parity for another 135 years! 135 years is a long time, friends, to wait for gender equality and a level playing field at work. The goal of this podcast is to accelerate this change by being a coach, mentor, and trusted friend for all of you who are ready now.

    Allies Wanted: A Discussion with Julie Kratz

    Allies Wanted: A Discussion with Julie Kratz

     
     
    In our kick-off to Season 3, we return to the theme of allies, who are critical for parity in the workplace. But what do we mean by "ally" and what do we want and need allies to do? Julie Kratz, author of several works on allyship, answers these questions and discusses the importance of listening to others whose shoes you don't walk in.
     
    You can learn more about Julie Kratz and her work with allies here.

    • 37 min
    They said what?!: Calling Out and Calling In Bias

    They said what?!: Calling Out and Calling In Bias

    We focus a lot in this day and age on unconscious bias, but women continue to experience head-scratching moments of in-your-face, outright explicit bias. From public shaming to cornering and bullying, listen in on these modern-day examples of good old-fashioned blatant sexism - and know you are not alone. Then, learn what you can do as the target of bias, and even more importantly as an ally, including by "calling out" and "calling in." 
     
    For more information, we recommend these resources:
     
    Better Allies by Karen Catlin
     
    The Harvard Guide on Calling Out and Calling In
     
    Seed the Way Guide
     

    • 30 min
    Privilege: Breaking Down Defensiveness and Opening Up Dialogue

    Privilege: Breaking Down Defensiveness and Opening Up Dialogue

    People hear a lot of different things when they hear the word "privilege," both good and bad. In this episode, Cathy and Deborah discuss their own privileges and how to have a more constructive, nuanced discussion, including by ditching the word. They also discuss "aha" moments and best practices for using whatever privileges -- or advantages -- you have to create a more inclusive workplace.

    • 31 min
    GERI, Where Women and Men Talk Gender

    GERI, Where Women and Men Talk Gender

    We are joined by Gender Equity and Reconciliation International (GERI) to discuss bringing women and men together to listen to each other and bridge the gender divide. Its view? Parity isn't possible unless we engage with each other more deeply. GERI colleagues Cynthia Brix and Jon Levitt share a glimpse into what this process entails.

    • 45 min
    Bringing Men to the Table with the Good Guys

    Bringing Men to the Table with the Good Guys

    Good Guys authors David Smith and Brad Johnson say that men are the key to gender parity. We agree but we need many more men as allies. In this episode, Cathy and Deborah ask the tough questions. What is standing in the way of full engagement by men? And for those men who are engaged, what can they do right now?
    You can learn more about the important work that Dave and Brad are doing on their webpage. 
    You can also read their books Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies For Women in the Workplace and Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women at Work.
    Where You Can Find Us
    Website: www.par-ity.com 
    Follow us on LinkedIn
    Co-Hosts: Deborah Pollack-Milgate and Cathy Nestrick 

    • 45 min
    What's In It For Me?

    What's In It For Me?

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts surged in 2020, but are now experiencing headwinds. Carrie Fletcher, leadership and strategy consultant, joins us to discuss how and why DEI initiatives falter, the critical role of men, and the need to address the elephant in the room which asks "what's in it for me"? 

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

KendallMillard ,

Excellent discussions!

You inspired me to be a sponsor and ally wherever and whenever I can.

Nithila Peter ,

From NIthilaMPP at eiLeads

My favorite lamplighters for Parity. Just heard the fifth episode on male allies. It builds into climactic shifts in insight. Love how much you’ll believe in alliances.

Cathy and Deborah what a joy to listen to your voices and share in your experience. A prescription that is insightful and skillful in transforming the workplace and birthing true parity for women.

wonderwoman5000 ,

Excellent Data-Driven Advice

I’ve listened to a number of podcasts about women and underrepresented ethnic minorities but the reason I am really enjoying this podcast is the data used. The sources referenced are solid, and it’s remarkable that the writers and hosts are able to condense the information into practical and understandable advice. Very glad I found this podcast!

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