In this episode, I highlight some key concepts from the amazing conversation I had with Dr David Smith [Original air date August 10th].
Strangely enough, one group of people that isn’t top of mind when thinking about who to include in DEI conversations, are the white male leaders who can actually do a lot to improve equity at a company.
When we create an inclusive forum, that welcomes everyone, including white men, where everyone feels safe, and their voices are valued, then we can start to make some big gains in equity, and inclusion and representation.
More about Dr David Smith:
Dr. David Smith, PhD, is co-author of the book, Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace and an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
David is a former Navy pilot who led diverse organizations of women and men, culminating in command of a squadron in combat. Over the course of his 30 year military career, Dr. Smith flew more than 3,000 hours including combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
As a sociologist trained in military sociology and social psychology, he focuses his research in gender, work, and family issues including gender bias in performance evaluations, dual-career families, military families, women in the military, and retention of women employees. He is the co-author of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women and numerous journal articles and book chapters that focus on gender and the workplace.
Learn more about David at: workplaceallies.com