Fairygodboss has found in our own survey of men in the workplace that a majority of men say they have privately advocated for equality, diversity and inclusion. While the fact that so many men have spoken up on behalf of women is encouraging, a new study by BCG suggests that younger men may speak up and behave in ways that are more aligned with the concerns of women.
Black women, in particular, are most likely to report that managers do not advocate for them, support them in navigating organizational politics, providing advice, nor give them stretch assignments. Moreover, black women tend to think that the workplace is unfair in terms of growth opportunities and the awarding of promotions. This data mirrors Fairygodboss data where black women report the lowest average job satisfaction levels compared to Caucasian women and other women of color.