The advancement of women’s leadership and workplace change cannot happen without the active support of industry men. NEW has a long tradition of male support, including early champions like Don Knauss of The Clorox Company, Tom Greco of PepsiCo, Mike Gorshe of Accenture and the late Bill Grize of Ahold USA, to name just a few.
Men who support women’s leadership act out of fairness — and self-interest. They know that women’s leadership is critical to their organizations’ bottom lines and to their own success as leaders.
NEW has established a goal of doubling our male membership and we need 1,000 men to make that happen. Are you in? Join NEW now — as an corporate or individual member — and help us create a better workplace for everyone.
Attend an event
Attend a regional event or national conference — and bring a buddy. You won’t just learn about NEW and women’s leadership, you’ll get unique insights into workplace transformation that will help you and your organization succeed.
Volunteer as a regional officer or committee member in your area to show your support of NEW.
Help us meet our goal of 1,000 men by becoming a corporate member or individual member of NEW (annual dues $200). You will be able to attend national conferences, choose from 12 free-to-members webinars, receive discounts at select regional events, connect using our Community Directory and many more benefits.
Get a mentor
Find a mentor — or better yet, group of mentors — you can consult on a regular basis. Remember that mentoring is a two-way street, so bring something to the table. Pass it forward by mentoring the person behind you.
Women’s leadership is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue. Share insights from NEW reports and blogs on women’s leadership with your team members and with your leadership. Speak out for the advancement of women and stand with the women on your team. You will be stronger for it.
Lack of sponsorship is one of the key barriers to the advancement of women. You can change that by setting an example and encouraging other male leaders in your organization to sponsor high-performing women.