How Men Can Be Effective Workplace Mentors for Women
The reality in the workplace is that men still hold the reins of power. While hiring more women into organizations is an important first step in diversifying businesses, nurturing their professional development is paramount.
EmployDiversityNetwork’s (EDN) article How Men Can Be Effective Workplace Mentors for Women provides four tips on how men can facilitate the career development of female colleagues:
Be aware of biases.
Understand different leadership styles.
Be generous with influence and connections.
Don’t confuse attention and affection.
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