Expand Your GQ (Gender Intelligence)

As you launch on your mission and start developing the knowledge you’ll need to fight for gender equity and fairness, we want to furnish you with the gender intelligence you’ll need to be successful. In this chapter are seven ally strategies designed to sharpen your gender intelligence (GQ).

Ally work starts with developing a keen sense of awareness of self and others. Sharpening your situational awareness and becoming more vigilant to the gender dynamics operating all around you is an essential first step. We’ll then encourage you to tackle any lingering anxiety you might have about boldly and deliberately interacting with women as colleagues, accomplices, mentors, or sponsors. As an ally, you’ll ask women ...

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