Expanding the Conversation: Men as Advocates for Women’s Leadership and the Modern Workplace

SAIS Global Women in Leadership invites you to a panel discussion,

Expanding the Conversation:

Men as Advocates for Women’s Leadership and the Modern Workplace

A reception will follow the panel discussion


Studies show that higher numbers of women in professional leadership benefit employees across an organization. But, advancing women to positions of leadership requires active support from everyone – not only women. Therefore, SAIS Global Women in Leadership invites all individuals, regardless of gender, to join us for a panel discussion addressing how men can serve as advocates and allies for a more equitable, modern workplace. Panelists will discuss why men also gain from a work culture that is more conducive to women’s advancement. They will also address diverse strategies that support women’s leadership and a better workplace for everyone, including professional sponsorship, parental leave, flexible work policies, and dual-career household management. The panel will include an audience Q&A segment. Reception to follow.

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Brigid Schulte:  Brigid Schulte is the author of the New York Times bestselling book on time pressure, Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time, which named one of the notable books of the year by the Washington Post and NPR, and won the Virginia Library Association’s literary nonfiction award. She was an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and The Washington Post Magazine and part of the team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. She now serves as the founding director of The Good Life Initiative at the nonpartisan think tank, New America, and director of The Better Life Lab, both of which seek to elevate the conversation, explore transformative solutions and highlight how work-life and gender equity issues are key to excellence, productivity and innovation, as well as a full, authentic and meaningful life for everyone.

Mark McMillan: Mark McMillan is a partner at McKinsey & Company and headed McKinsey’s Mid-Atlantic region’s Women’s Initiative and McKinsey’s global sponsorship initiative, designed to ensure women’s advancement to partner level at McKinsey.

Brian Glenn: Brian Glenn is the Director for the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula, Middle East Policy, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), where he manages a team responsible for formulating and implementing U.S. defense and security policies for the Gulf Cooperation Council and Yemen. Before joining OSD in 2008, Brian was Program Coordinator at the Alwaleed Center for Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations at Georgetown University. Married to a senior congressional committee staffer and father to a seventh-month-old son, Brian is keenly aware of the challenges facing professional couples as they jointly navigate professional and personal dynamics. Brian is a graduate from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

moderated by Gwen K. Young  Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center.

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