Closing the gender wealth gap requires all of us to become more aware of the gender bias around us, including our own. A vast majority of Americans grew up with defined gender roles that included men as the breadwinners and women as caretakers of the household and children. That's no longer reality for many, yet those roles are still being reinforced.
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Men should have frank discussions with their male subordinates about appropriate conduct in the workplace. If they see a direct report putting their hand on a woman's shoulder or being overly complimentary or affectionate, take them aside and let them know they shouldn't interact with women any differently than their male colleagues when it comes to touching and paying compliments. If you mess up, apologize. Most women don't expect anyone to be perfect, but it means a lot when you acknowledge a lapse in judgment.