Since #metoo, the number of men who are uncomfortable mentoring women has tripled

    By: Kelsey Vuillemot on Feb 12, 2018

    Valentina Zarya writes, "One of the unintended consequences of the #MeToo movement seems to be the alienation of male mentors.

    A new set of findings from women’s empowerment non-profit LeanIn.Org and online survey platform SurveyMonkey reveal that, since the media reports of sexual harassment first emerged last fall, male managers are three times as likely to say they are uncomfortable mentoring women and twice as uncomfortable working alone with a woman. The hesitation to meet with women outside of work is even more pronounced: Senior men were 3.5 times more likely to hesitate having a work dinner with a junior female colleague than a male one–and five times more likely to hesitate to travel for work with a junior woman.

    In a Facebook post Tuesday morning, LeanIn.Org founder Sheryl Sandberg explained that men’s increasing unwillingness to mentor their female colleagues 'undoubtedly will decrease the opportunities women have at work.' The Facebook COO pointed out that, 'The last thing women need right now is even more isolation. Men vastly outnumber women as managers and senior leaders, so when they avoid, ice out, or exclude women, we pay the price.'"

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    Released: February 12, 2018, 8:10 am
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