I've been getting these questions a LOT lately- “How can I as a man support women in audio?” “What can we do to make the historically male dominated world of audio/music production more inclusive to women?” “How do we get more women in audio and tech?”
The short answer is HIRE THEM! I should note that these questions have come from men in the business who truly wish to see the industry become more inclusive and balanced.
Here are some simple ways men can support women in audio and other male dominated fields.
1- Treat the women you work with, with the same respect you treat the men you work with. Women are not asking for special treatment, they just want to be acknowledged as equals.
2- When someone asks you a question that should be answered by a female colleague, rather than you answering the question, direct that person to your colleague.
Example: The system engineer is a woman and you are the monitor tech but the local crew...