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Feb 10, 2020

By now, most of us know that the research is conclusive -- organizations and institutions are better all around when they’re diverse, all the way up to the C-suite. Women and minorities are good for the bottom line, for creativity, and for healthier, happier work environments. But how can we encourage men to mentor women in a post #MeToo world? Many men feel that mentoring a junior woman is just too risky...not to mention it can seem uncomfortable.

Brad Johnson is an expert in mentorship and in cross-gender work relationships. The researcher and author tackles this difficult subject in today’s episode. We start off with why mentorship matters and the difference it can make. We also discuss what makes a great mentor -- no matter the sex -- the barriers to effective mentorships, Brad’s top tips for mentors, and how to create a culture of mentorship. This is a timely episode for anyone concerned about women’s issues or interested in leadership.

And don’t miss how you can be one of three recipients of Brad’s book, Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women

In today’s episode you’ll learn:

  • About Brad’s important work in the area of mentorship and man-woman mentoring relationship
  • The difference a mentoring relationship can make
  • How our personal biases affect mentoring relationships
  • How Brad counsels men regarding mentoring women post #MeToo
  • Brad’s top mentoring tips. These are for both women and men.
  • How to build a mentoring culture
  • What is “mentor in the moment”