Effective male allies need to ‘walk the walk’ to promote, mentor female colleagues

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Being an effective male ally for gender equality involves more than proclaiming to be an ally, but actively working to promote and mentor female colleagues, noted a presenter at the Scrubs and Heels Summit.“My ‘good male ally’ mindset did not come to me naturally,” Philip Schoenfeld, MD, MSEd, MSc (Epi), chief emeritus of the gastroenterology section at John R. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, told attendees. “I had a general idea for most of my career that, yes, it’s important to get women involved, but it wasn’tRead More

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