By Judith Ohikuare | Refinery29
If the tone of many workplaces was more subdued last year than usual heading into the holiday season, that might be because the news was rife with stories of female (and sometimes male) ambivalence about socio-professional gatherings amid #MeToo.
Some companies eliminated parties completely, while others set limits on alcohol consumption. Looking farther down the line, the Times reported that other men worried about mentoring women due to high-profile firings for misconduct, and adhering to “the Pence rule” of not being alone with women who aren’t his wife. Such “fixes” seem dramatic, but there is some indication that they aren’t universal.
A new poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults from Berlin Cameron, The Female Quotient, and The Harris Poll (conducted in December 2017) shows that men and women aren’t only eager to work with women — they also hope to be led by more women in the future.