Just wanted to add a comment to the morning post.
Becky gave me a call after reading the post. She said you have most of this post as is should be, but you need to emphasize the fact that there is growing resentment from the men. The manager of the unit is female. She was promoted to that positon last year. She was promoted over a couple of the guys who had been with the company for a longer amount of time. While the company believes in equal opportunity, the men will sometimes say that some employees are more equal then others.
And, Becky also corrected me on my interpretation of lunch. Yes, she said, we sometimes have lunch together, but that is not as common as you make it sound. And, most employees are convinced that if two or more candidates are more or less equally qualified for a promotion it will be given to the female. There is some in fighting among the women. But, no more than in most companies she believes.
The final correction is that the men have become more gentlemanly with the women. They are more courteous, more respectful, and more polite. As in the prior post many of the man are trying to get comfortable with the social changes. This is especially true because the men believe any on of the female employees may become their next supervisor. In another department a woman was promoted over her boy friend. When the company learned of the relationship they asked the young man to resign or take a demotion to another part of the company.
With every social change there are adjustments. The next few years should be interesting.