Based on my interviews, I developed seven composite characters  divided into three categories: The Advocates (Mark, James, Samir), The Allies (Memo, Al, and Connor), and The Chauvinist (Richard). I ranked the characters from the most willing to support women in the workplace (Mark) to the least willing (Richard). There
Know what you are already doing to support women in workplace, and do more. I’m not going to tell you what to do. I will ask you to think about what you’re already doing to support women though. I have interviewed 60 men, like you, in the tech industry.
In my interviews with #menintech, one man shared how he wrote a 9-page letter to his daughter as she was leaving for college. As I saw my own son leaving for college this week, I looked up the story in my notes. This man is a Samir on my
If you have an opinion about gender equality, I would love to interview you. You may be an ally or not. You are a man between 35-45 years old and work in the tech industry, as an individual contributor or a manager. Perhaps you are a team or an
Eva Helen, CEO of EQ Inspiration to Combat Gender Inequality in Silicon Valley By Inviting The Men to The Women’s Table by Rebel Role Model Eva Helen is a zenful force to reckon with. She can move mountains with her intellect, quick whit and emphatic belief in true gender
It was our first project together – LeanIn Palo Alto, UNA-USA Mid Peninsula Chapter and EQ Inspiration. We did it! Our first fund raiser, learning about women who’s lives are way more difficult than ours, and paying it forward. The CAUSE was to raise money for Rising International and
If I live to be 96, which is what I think I would like to… I will have lived half my life tomorrow. Tomorrow I have been here for 48 years. Forty-eight! What a great number, what a great age! It’s crazy when I think about everything I have
And they are showing that they are doing something about it! Open minds welcomed EQ Inspiration to Stockholm, shared stories of success in advancing women to leadership, and built new connections.  On February 15th a deep frozen Stockholm was thawed in the center of town. Synch – the flat

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