#VUHRDConversations: A Conversation with Dr. Katina Sawyer
January 30, 2017
Dr. Katina Sawyer is an Assistant Professor in the VUHRD Graduate Program. One of her current research projects focuses on "The Men who Mentor Women." She and her colleague, Dr. Anna Marie Valerio, have been studying male champions in the workplace: men who believe in gender equality and are engaged in advancing women leaders in their organizations. They recently interviewed senior male and female leaders from Fortune 500 organizations, CEO or a few levels down, to learn what behaviors these male champions engage in that promote gender equality. Their research has found that these male champions are using their authority to change workplace culture when it comes to gender parity.
This episode of #VUHRDConversations focuses on this research and the goals of the study. Listen to Dr. Katina Sawyer discuss what these male champions do differently and some key takeaways for our students and other HR professionals!