David Smith

2018 Session | Navigating the Workplace in a Post #MeToo Era…Now What?

The #MeToo movement has led us to a watershed moment. Cultural norms and workplace policies are evolving. And new questions and realities are starting to surface. Anecdotes of men avoiding women have also started to proliferate. Some men wonder: Is it safe to take a closed-door meeting with, or mentor a woman? Some find themselves immobilized by fear. But we can do better. Join a panel of leading experts on … [ more ]

Real Advice for Women Seeking Mentors and Allies

If your mentors all look like you, you have a mentor problem. Same goes if they all have similar backgrounds and work histories or if you have only one—or none. “Your mentors should be a diverse network,” says David Smith, an expert on gender workplace issues and co-author of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women. “If they’re not, you’re missing out on key perspectives and information, and … [ more ]