Feb 3, 2020
"No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens." - Michelle Obama
In my 30+ work career, I've worked with some amazing women! My first Executive Officer in the Navy is a woman that I still rely on for solid advice in my current life events. So, when I think that we are still fighting gender bias in the workplace, it kind of pisses me off. Doesn't it you?
My guest this week is on a mission to correct all of that. He, alongside his wife, are fighting the good fight in trying to get rid of gender bias in the workplace and help organizations create atmospheres where EVERYONE can flourish! Al Harris is his name and getting rid of discrimination is his game! I had a great time talking with Al and I know you'll be able to take his advice and make an immediate difference in your culture.
More on Al...
Al Harris is an inspiring author and gender equality advocate, as well as a founding partner at Chicago law rm Ungaretti & Harris, where he met his wife and co-author, attorney Andie Kramer.
Throughout his career as managing partner at Ungaretti & Harris, Al also served as a member of the rm’s Executive and Compensation Committees. In these roles, he had extensive experience observing his female colleagues as they moved up the career ladder. Over the course of his career, Al grew increasingly concerned about the barriers and biases women face in the workplace, particularly in traditionally male-dominated career environments. These concerns moved Al to begin his work mentoring and advising female professionals, focusing primarily on the communication skills needed to advance in their chosen fields, despite the prevalence of negative gender stereotypes.
Al and his wife Andie co-authored It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace: Women’s Conflict at Work and the Bias That Built It (their second book together a er Breaking Through Bias). This power couple provides organizations with concrete, non-disruptive suggestions for workplace changes that will make women’s career opportunities more comparable to men’s.
Check out Al and get the book here: https://andieandal.com/