The Company of Dads Podcast

EP31: How Men Can Advocate for Women at Work

August 30, 2022 Paul Sullivan Season 1 Episode 31
The Company of Dads Podcast
EP31: How Men Can Advocate for Women at Work
Show Notes

Interview with Paula Ratliff / Tech Leader, Workplace Thinker, Kentucky Colonel

HOSTED BY PAUL SULLIVAN

Men far outnumber women in tech, but Dads have the ability to even the playing field for working moms, says Paula Ratliff, president of Women Impact Tech, which helps women thrive in the tech space. She talks about the “He’s for She’s” that helped her in her own career and can help women today. What’s needed she said is more mentors for working mothers and also great appreciation and understanding for working parents – who have proven they can work effectively in a remote or hybrid workplace. While she’s been doing this work for 20 years, there is a sobering statistic that still persists: mothers get a five to 10%  pay cut for each child they have, while fathers get a 6% pay bump per child. Listen to her discuss why she’s optimistic that coming out of the pandemic the tech industry is at an inflection point that could bring real change for working parents.