(Un)Skirting the Issues - Softcover

By Bonnie Fetch and Jessica Poliner

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(Un)Skirting the Issues - Softcover
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(Un)Skirting the Issues: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned Man in Today's Workplace

Foreword by Dr. Steve Robbins, author of What If?: Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue.

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus--but when it comes to the workplace, everyone needs to come down to Earth (at least in the workplace).

While countless books are aimed at teaching women to thrive in business, very few are simply aimed toward helping men to lead the journey toward gender inclusion in the workplace. It's time for men to join women in working toward a new future--and Bonnie Fetch and Jessica Poliner are just the successful women to help lead them on this journey.

In (Un)Skirting the Issues, Fetch and Poliner present thoughtful tips for Well-Intentioned Men to recognize and address the unconscious bias, stereotypes, and ingrained expectations that affect women today. Pairing personal stories and examples with authoritative research and practical tips, along with a healthy dose of humor, this guide gives men the tools they need to influence cultural and organizational change.

Working together, men and women can understand, approach, develop, and advocate for change--and begin building an inclusive work environment that benefits everyone.

About Bonnie

Bonnie is the Director of People and Organizational Development at Caterpillar.  In this role, she is responsible for leading a team to provide global leadership to drive Caterpillar culture and enable business results through management of People and Organizational Development processes/products and services, including Caterpillar University learning, change management, performance consulting, and organization design. 

Prior to her current role, Bonnie held the role of Managing Director for Drivetrain Systems Business Unit with responsibility for the end-to-end Small Drivetrain business and well as transmission operations located in Europe and India.  During this assignment, Bonnie and her family resided in England. 

Prior to joining Caterpillar, Bonnie had a career as a full-service restaurant General Manager and small business owner.   She began her career with Caterpillar in 1994 and has held various positions including Operations Foreman, Office Supervisor, and Human Resources / Labor Relations Manager. 

Bonnie holds a B.S. degree in Applied Organizational Management as well as postgraduate studies in Leadership and Organizational Behavior.

Bonnie is currently a Board Member for the Crittenton Center in Peoria, Il and a founding Board Member for the Illinois Diversity Council.  She has previously served in volunteer leadership roles for Girl Scouts of America, Society for Human Resources Management, Cornerstone Services, and the Prince's Trust.  She also led a Children's Ministry organization for five years.

Paperback: 200 pages
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches