Cranston, Rhode Island – Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, laser focus has been placed on the relationship between men and women in the workplace. In fact, market research conducted by LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey reveals that we may have more work to do to than ever before to create supportive, safe relationships. The survey reveals that almost half of male managers are now uncomfortable participating in a common work activity with a woman and almost 30% of male managers are uncomfortable working alone with a woman—more than twice as many as before.

An advocate for inclusive, champion-based workplace cultures for both men and women, Tim Hebert has been invited to speak on the “Men Who Get It” panel at the R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference, taking place Sept. 20 in Providence. According to R.I.S.E., the panel will “feature men who are promoters of women advancement, workplace equity and leadership. Men who understand the enormous benefits and value of women at the forefront.” ​The panel will create spark dialogue on how men and women can better come together and commit to action to create stronger workplaces.

“Though we have seen great advancement in creating healthier, more authentic, purpose-driven workplaces in which employees feel safer, we still have an enormous amount of work ahead of us,” says Hebert. “Sweeping issues surrounding gender bias, diversity and disempowerment still run rampant in our workplaces. As leaders we have a responsibility to stand up and co-create the workplace of tomorrow—one founded in equity, compassion and respect. I am honored to join the R.I.S.E. panel and bring to the forefront some of these conversations that we need to keep having.”

Hebert, a national keynoter, leadership activator and seasoned entrepreneur, brings to the panel more than 30 years of experience challenging normative, archaic workplace patterns. From leading a Rhode Island Best of Places to Work company for seven consecutive years while at the helm of Atrion, to most recently founding Trilix, a startup built around some of the newest leadership principles, Hebert is a champion for workplace change.

Hebert will join fellow panelists: Jaymin Patel, President & CEO, Brightstar Corporation; Junior Jabbie, President & CEO, Banneker Industries, Inc.; and Steven M. Parente, Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking, BankRI.

To learn more about the panel and R.I.S.E., click here.