Category: Allies at Work
How to be an ally: Launch a formal mentorship program
Launch (or participate in) a formal mentorship program at your company. Advocate for your mentee in public settings & introduce them to your network.
How to be an ally in the workplace
Becoming an ally can feel like a daunting task. Here are 11 simple things you can start doing today to be a better workplace ally.
How to be an ally: Include women in hiring
Diversify your recruiting team—and if you want to hire more women, include at least one woman in the interview process.
How to be an ally: Say “Ouch”
When you hear a sexist comment, don’t wait to respond. Keep “ouch” locked and loaded.
How to be an ally: Amplify women’s voices
When a woman makes a point in a meeting, repeat it and give her credit.
How to be an ally: No dinner meetings
If you’re worried about appearances, eliminate one-on-one networking dinners that give unfair access to men.
How to be an ally: Let her cry
When you admit you’re “afraid” of women crying at work, you can move past it. Let her cry.
How to be an ally: Say “I believe you”
Want to be a better ally at work? The first step is to practice believing women. Learn how.
How to be an ally: Parent out loud
Allies can help women avoid the Motherhood Penalty at work by being vocal about the fact that parenting is their most important role. Learn how.