Lead Like An Ally: A Journey Through Corporate America with Proven Strategies to Facilitate Inclusion

The workplace rules have been defined by men. Today’s workplace still somewhat resembles the Mad Men 1950’s era plagued with sexual harassment, women toiling behind the scenes in low-paying positions, socially mandated, after-hour activities and rigid in-office hour requirements. Conversely, when the rules are co-defined by women, we all thrive.

This book explores the need for organizations to meet women where they are at, rather than encouraging women to be more like men, to build a culture that values gender equality, inclusion, and a genuine sense of belonging for everyone – leading together as allies.


One: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality

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.


Pivot Point: How to Build a Winning Career Game Plan for Mid-Career Women

The purpose of Pivot Point is to empower mid-career, high-potential women through building winning career game plans. Even with more women than men graduating from college and becoming middle managers, few make it to the C-suite or to corporate boards. The glass ceiling is still very much in place.

In a series of interviews with mid-career, high-potential women, Julie Kratz discovered that women want more actionable tools to implement positive change. Thus, the idea was born.

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“Julie did an AMAZING job in presenting to our leadership about unconscious bias.  He presentation was both polished and genuine at the same time.  That’s not easy to do.  The information you presented was valuable to the audience in ways I know will prove helpful long into the future.  I was so very impressed.” 

Dr. Idalene “Idie” Kesner
Kelly School of Business, Dean