Male Managers 12 Times Likelier to Avoid 1-on-1 Meetings With Female Staffers in Age of #MeToo

May 20, 2019


The #MeToo movement was designed to meant to eradicate sexual harassment from the workforce, but it seems it's also doing away with career mentorship for women. A new survey from finds that 60 percent of male managers report feeling uncomfortable about mentoring, working alone with, or socializing with women at work--a 33 percent jump from a year ago. The survey also finds that men in senior positions these days are 12 times more likely to hesitate about having one-on-one meetings with junior female staffers compared to male staffers. “I really think we are facing a very serious crisis for women in getting promoted," says Facebook COO and Lean In founder Sheryl Sandberg. "I’m explicitly saying on many occasions and will continue saying--the rule here [at Facebook> is you make access equal."