MIGHTY MEN OF HUBSKI currently or formerly male gendered.
I'm in a conversation with some teachers at a western university. Originally we discussed running my workshop on women and ambition - examining whether there are any historical, biological, cultural, social, or other factors that lead some women to suppress, deny, or ignore their ambition.
We then discussed including men in the workshop because they also face confidence and ambition issues. We wondered what questions college-age -- or any age -- men were asking. I'm wondering, hubski, if you ask any of these questions of yourself. My guess is that you do.
0. Am I treating women with the same respect and consideration that I would treat a male team member?
1. Do I make assumptions that my women classmates or team members or co-workers might not be as skilled or might be differently skilled than the males?
2. Am I assuming too many leadership roles without giving others a chance?
3. Do I prefer men in the group to lead the projects?
4. What other assumptions am I making about the race, gender, ability, skills, intelligence of others? Is it possible that I am making assumptions without being aware of it?
5. Am I building my personal skills to be a good citizen, parent, friend, son, brother, etc.?