Facilitator and Speaker

About Women

We are all talking privately about issues of gender equality and wondering how we as individuals can be part of the solution. Having the conversation in private is important, but if we want to move the needle, we need to have more of these conversations about gender equality in a public forum with our fellow community members. After all, we cannot change what we cannot see.

Erin’s Women in the Profession workshop tackles gender norms and strengthens community ties during a day or half-day session. 

Leading up to this program we conduct a survey of the community and use the responses to shape the conversation and discover opportunities to improve the workplace for both women and men.

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ELEVATE THE CONVERSATION TO DISCOVER HOW YOUR COMMUNITY CAN SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER WITH A CUSTOM SURVEY AND WORKSHOP

We are at a tipping point in the professional world of work. Nearly all of us are talking privately about issues of gender equality and what is appropriate behavior. Having the conversation in private is important, but if we want to move the needle, we must have more conversations about gender equality in a public forum with our fellow community members.

But it is not easy to discuss these topics in the open. We don’t always say in public what we will readily share in private. Survey data uncovers and gives a voice to issues that might otherwise remain unnoticed. Understanding what is happening in the community is how individuals begin to improve the workplace for women and men. After all, we cannot change what we cannot see.

Erin works with you in advance of the workshop to prepare and conduct a survey of community members. She analyzes the responses to find themes that will shape the community conversation.

At the close of the workshop, your community will have uncovered opportunities for individuals to move the needle to improve the workplace for everyone. Community members will gain the data and new perspectives needed to succeed together in the modern world of work.

We are all talking privately about issues of gender equality and wondering how we as individuals can be part of the solution. Having the conversation in private is important, but if we want to move the needle, we need to have more of these conversations about gender equality in a public forum with our fellow community members. After all, we cannot change what we cannot see.


Women in the Profession - Jekyll Island 2018

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Georgia association of criminal defense attorneys

Both women and men enthusiastically spoke up at our 'Women in the Profession' workshop at the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys ('GACDL') this past weekend on Jekyll Island. 

We invited panelists from the GACDL community to ignite a conversation about how the rules of conduct between women and men at the workplace are changing.

In preparation for this program, we surveyed GACDL's 3,000 + membership to find out whether members had experienced unwanted sexual comments, touching, or advances in the workplace. We compiled the data and used the results to facilitate a group discussion with more than 100 lawyers about how we can improve the workplace for fellow GACDL members.

We were blown away by how successful the morning was. People were eager to keep the conversation going, and many more relieved to finally be able to talk about these issues in a public forum.

Special thanks to my amazing co-collaborators Jennifer Mackall, Scott Key, Manal Chehimi, Sam Dennis, Ashleigh Merchant and Sarah Geraghty.



Erin Gerstenzang