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Men can be supportive of women’s ideas and amplify them by repeating and advocating for those ideas without taking credit for them.
There isn’t much data that can attest to whether platonic relationships at work help to narrow the gender pay gap or increase leadership roles for women, but stories of allyship do propose the idea.
Is Menopause a Taboo in Your Organisation? (Harvard Business Review)
If this taboo is to shift, all of us — and especially company leaders — need to do three things: seek to understand, listen up, and drive changes to support structures inside the workplace.
You will want to be able to spell out the consequences for [the employee], and also [be] ready to follow through with whatever action you determine is appropriate if it turns out to be necessary.
The transition to parenthood for a woman tends to be visible in the workplace, but it is much less so for a man.