Montgomery, ALA – Yesterday & Today

Next week, I will facilitate a workshop at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Diversity Summit that explores the role of white men in equity and inclusion efforts. I am both eager and humbled to push this vital conversation further down the road in Montgomery —in the very place some white men did unspeakable things, and then were not held accountable. 

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Objectification of Women in the Workplace

Let’s Get Real About Objectification of Women in the Workplace. Women are objectified on a daily basis, but when it happens at the workplace, are men aware of what they are doing and why they’re doing it?

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When men don’t thrive we all fail

Feminism can only succeed if men and boys also succeed. No question: I celebrate feminism and the changes it’s brought globally. But it’s dangerous to ignore the hard truth that men are not thriving. Here are 5 ways to rethink how we engage across the gender divide to make sure we thrive –together.

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Reflections on Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas

Last week I left the quiet, serene island of Lombok, Indonesia where the mostly Muslim population started Lebrun (Eid al-Fitr), praying together in the first light of a new morning after the end of Ramadan, a month of introspection and forgiveness. Landing back in our country to the tumult and divide that revealed itself so painfully yet again in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas was startling and disorienting.

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Managing Partnerships When One Partner Has Privilege

I was on the way to a sales call with a colleague, a woman of color. I respected her work and approach very much. I knew our chances of having the meeting go well were increased with her presence and knowledge. But I was not prepared which was unlike me. But I didn’t want to hide it or act as if I was more prepared than I was, so I put it out there.

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Why I wrote Four-Days-To-Change

On a more personal level, I also feel the need to continue my own journey by writing as a way to further my authentic voice in diversity and inclusion work. The deep personal sharing and the 12 mindset shifts that occur in the book are examples of taking my voice forward. Four Days To Change is the book I always wanted to write, from a passionate, humble, authoritative, vulnerable voice.

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Bill Proudman on Four-Days-To-Change

Four Days to Change contains our most powerful learnings and insights from running over 125 White Men Caucuses. The book follows a journey that thousands have taken with our organization to join the global effort to create equitable and sustainable organizations that bring out the best in everyone—including themselves.

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How Star Wars’ Female Lead Brought Balance To The Force

BRING BALANCE TO YOUR WORKPLACE. We’ve long known that Hollywood has a woman problem. A recent study by USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism analyzed 700 films released between 2007 and 2014 and found that only 30.2% of the 30,835 speaking characters were female. That works out to 2.3 male characters to every female one.

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Is the super bowl losing its edge?

Now that the Super Bowl spectacle—the ads, the halftime show, and the game itself—is history, it’s time to take stock of what the event said about the US as a nation. And I think the dominant theme was “playing it safe.” Few risks, few adventurous cheeky asides, few edges. First, well, the game itself. The Broncos offense was anemic and utterly unimaginative. The defense won the game with

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