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How Leaders Can Step Up and Be An Ally for Women of Colour

This blog was written by Michelle Redfern, Strategic Partner and Senior Consultant based in Melbourne, Australia, and was originally published on her blog.  --- Who is an ally to Women of Colour at work? Me. You. What is an ally to Women of Colour in the workplace? Put simply, it is someone who actively supports and promotes a culture of including people, such as Women of Colour, First Nations women, culturally and linguistically diverse and migrant women, who are more often than not under-represented in leadership in organisations. An ally uses their political and social capital to advocate for those women so both the woman and the organisation can reach their full potential.
5 min read | Michelle Redfern
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Gender Dynamics Women of Color Allies

Man to Man: What Does it Really Take to be a Male Ally?

This blog on male allyship was written by Michelle Redfern, Strategic Partner and Senior Consultant based in Melbourne, Australia, and was originally published on her blog. 
10 min read | Michelle Redfern
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Gender Dynamics Managers Mindsets Allies

Actions for Allies: Addressing Fears of #MeToo Overreach

"If I'm in my office alone with a woman, she might file charges against me." "I don't dare take a protege out for lunch, she might accuse me." "Now I can't compliment a woman or shake her hand without being taken to court!" These are comments we hear when working with managers on closing the leadership gender gap. The comments are especially prevalent when we talk about the importance of mentoring women. And we aren't alone. Articles from the worlds of law, finance and beyond, publicize men's fears and the #MeToo backlash.
2 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Mentoring Managers Mindsets Allies