Male Allies against Workplace Sexism Benefits Both Women and Men – Why?

We know — and research shows — how crucial it is to have male allies when fighting everyday sexism.

So what difference can an invested male ally make in helping to dismantle company cultures where sexists attitudes are anywhere from overtly to subtly present?

The Conversation unpacks just that, and provides tips and tricks on how to behave as an ally. Not only that, they highlight some interesting differences in perceptions around who is actually seen a supportive ally, versus one’s self evaluation of how much of an ally they are.

Just <50% of women rated their male colleague as a strong ally. The study found men and women often have differing perceptions of who is an ally.

Just under half of women rated their male colleague as a strong ally. Our study found men and women often have differing perceptions of who is an ally.

For example, 37% of women whose male colleagues saw themselves as strong allies disagreed with that assessment. And just over half of the men who were perceived as strong allies by women didn’t see themselves that way.”

Read the full insights and findings HERE

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