Diversity, Inclusion and Employee Wellbeing

CRF Community Event – D, I & W – Mentoring and Male Allyship: Challenges and Rewards

  • Digital Events
  • October 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-1
  • United Kingdom

Register now for our upcoming community event – Mentoring and Male Allyship: Challenges and Rewards

Male allyship is a topic that has been cropping up in conversations lately, as organisations continue to respond to #MeToo and evolve their approaches to diversity and inclusion. At this session we will be joined by Brad Johnson and David Smith, authors of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women, for a lively discussion of allyship and mentorship. We will explore the barriers women face in securing mentorships, the challenges associated with male-female mentoring relationships, and the personal and organisational rewards of successful mentoring relationships.

This community is intended for senior practitioners with responsibility for the advancement of the D&I and Wellbeing agendas within their organisation who are keen to share, discuss and compare their own challenges and successes with their peers.

The community meets throughout the year to address topical issues and stays connected via a WhatsApp group, regular updates, and networking. Members of the community can stay informed with access to our webpage of curated content.

We look forward to having you join us in October.

Speakers

Brad Johnson

Professor of Psychology, United States Naval Academy and Faculty Associate, Johns Hopkins University

W. Brad Johnson, PhD is Professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a Faculty Associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist, Dr. Johnson is a mentoring expert specializing in developing gender-inclusive mentoring cultures for organizations around the globe. Dr. Johnson is the author of numerous publications including 14 books, in the areas of mentoring, professional ethics, gender inclusion. Recent books include: Good Guys: How Men Can Become Better Allies for Women in the Workplace, Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women (both with David Smith) and the Elements of Mentoring 3rd Ed. (with Charles Ridley).

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David Smith

Author and Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

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. A former Navy pilot, Dr. Smith led diverse organizations of women and men culminating in command of a squadron in combat and flew more than 3,000 hours over 30 years 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. 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

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