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- Adopt a growth mindset: When we have a growth mindset, we think of ourselves as a perpetual student of this work, humble about what we don’t know and eager to learn more.
- Read: Start with Joanne Lipman’s That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together. It’s a man-shaming-free catalogue of all of the challenges women face at work with tactical help and advice for men who want to support them.
- Take care of yourself: When we are physically and mentally tired, we are less able to be present and attuned to the experience of others.
- Go easy on the compliments: Unless you are close friends with someone at the office, refrain from commenting on female colleagues’ clothing and makeup.
- Help out: One of the most pernicious ways that sexism functions in the workplace is around the additional unpaid work, emotional labor, that women do, and that men expect.
- Equal airtime, and giving credit where credit is due: Men tend to dominate conversation at work and elsewhere, both by interrupting women and sometimes by appropriating their ideas.
- Mentor a woman: Mentoring relationships are critical to any person’s growth and when we avoid mixed gender mentoring relationships, women can lose access to some of the most important relationships in an organization.
Read the full article on men being better allies to women by at Devex International Development