Women leaders still are paid 83% of what their male counterparts are paid, and account for only 5% of CEOs in the United States. Organizations with gender equality, on average, earn a 16% higher profitability rate. To be the highest performing organization possible, we need women and men at the top leading together. That means working collaboratively side-by-side, as true allies, to get this done. Our title ONE is a symbol of this inclusion, men and women together, united on gender challenges, for both men and women. To be true allies, we did our research and found a set of proven strategies, ideas, and stories for men and women to partner together – heart, story, speak, and work-life. When men and women leaders employ these strategies together, they work in lock step, facilitating success. When we use a common approach and common language, we become ONE.
Julie Kratz is an acclaimed leadership trainer, speaker, executive coach, and author of Pivot Point: How to Build a Winning Career Game Plan. After experiencing her own corporate career “pivot point,” Julie now focuses her attention on promoting gender equality and encouraging women with their “what’s next” moments. She holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is a Certified Master Coach.
“Julie guides men to become better sponsors of women and women to be better sponsorees. Julie’s book is wise, and well worth reading if you’re a man trying to figure this out or a woman trying to get sponsored!”
“After decades of struggle to achieve gender equality at work, ONE definitively proclaims the only solution – men and women partnering together to create positive change. Julie Kratz showcases what “good” male allies look like, how they champion talented women, and how men and women can partner for success. A must read for business leaders series about gender equality, inclusion, and their bottom line!”
-Brad Johnson and David Smith, Co-Authors of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women