Another unintended consequence - women losing mentors


Forum Staff
Apr 2013
La La Land North
Poll: Most male managers are uncomfortable interacting with junior women

The Me Too movement is being shown to have a negative effect for women in the workforce. It has made men afraid to expose themselves to accusations of harassment or worse if they spend time with female staff.

60% of male managers are uncomfortable with taking part in workplace activities like mentoring and socializing with junior-level women — a 32% increase from last year — according to a new poll from and SurveyMonkey.

Why it matters: It highlights how women can receive less support and development in their careers — as well as the ability to prove themselves in the workplace — as men in leadership positions pull back in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Lean In poll finds men increasingly nervous about mentoring women