How Men Can Be Better Allies For Women With Brad Johnson And David Smith

by | Dec 15, 2022

Whenever we speak to men who want to be better allies in the workplace, they’re often unsure about what they can do to help. David Smith and Brad Johnson are the co-authors of the books Athena Rising: How And Why Men Should Mentor Women and Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies For Women In The Workplace.


  • The barriers women face on the path to leadership include the double bind and the prove-it-again bias.
  • Why sponsorship is one of the best tools for allies and how to start sponsoring women today.
  • How to speak up when somebody says something inappropriate in a professional setting.


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Special Thanks to Lucinda Dykens of Coastal Virtual Solutions for editing this episode.


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