Since #MeToo, the Number of Men Who Are Uncomfortable Mentoring Women Has Tripled

Since #MeToo, the Number of Men Who Are Uncomfortable Mentoring Women Has Tripled, by Valentina Zarya.

A new set of findings from women’s empowerment non-profit LeanIn.Org and online survey platform SurveyMonkey reveal that, since the media reports of sexual harassment first emerged last fall, male managers are three times as likely to say they are uncomfortable mentoring women and twice as uncomfortable working alone with a woman. The hesitation to meet with women outside of work is even more pronounced: Senior men were 3.5 times more likely to hesitate having a work dinner with a junior female colleague than a male one — and five times more likely to hesitate to travel for work with a junior woman.