Think women's network, and one thing that probably does not come to mind is men.
Time to rethink that. In a new study by the Financial Women's Association, an overwhelming majority of people agreed that "men are instrumental to the success of women," and 39 percent agreed that men should join women's networking groups that have been set up to promote and advance women in the workforce.
"Anybody in a hiring role can be sharing job and hiring opportunities through a women's network, and the network in turn can help bring candidates, internal and external, to the role," said Jennifer Openshaw, executive director of the Financial Women's Association. Women's networks are "one way executives, who are predominantly men, can move women up the ladder," she said.