There are so many men in tech who are already supporting women’s work and advancement. Maybe you are one of them, or perhaps you are interested in becoming one. Find out which character prototype you identify with, and what the character above yours is doing. No matter where you begin, there is something you can do to improve the environment and work situation women around you are in.
This book is for you. It is based on qualitative research, interviews I did with men throughout the technology industry, including CEOs, executives, directors, salespeople, engineers, and product managers. They represent a broad cross section of backgrounds in regards to age, cultures, and nationalities.
I have created a matrix of 7 character prototypes, divided into three categories: The Advocates (Mark, James, Samir) on top, The Allies (Memo, Al, and Cree) in the middle, and The Chauvinist (Richard) at the bottom. The characters are ranked from the most willing and taking the most action to support women (Mark) to the least willing and least supportive (Richard).
The book describes individual actions participants in each prototype group are taking. There are quotes and stories in the areas of Leadership, Management, and Culture that you can relate to.