Increasingly, organizations are recognizing that men – especially senior leaders – are in the best positions to advocate for women and other underrepresented groups, and they are harnessing the power of male allies to move their gender and diversity goals forward.
Please join us as we host the Men as Allies workshop presented by Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business on March 20. Our speakers will explain the importance and impact of male allies programs in today’s workplaces, how men can be effective allies, how and why women can leverage their male peers’ support, the variety of strategies companies are pursuing to effectively implement male allies programs, and more. The workshop – grounded in data and evidence-based outcomes – will include a panel discussion with area leaders, interactive exercises, and handouts.
What will you learn?
- The business imperative for diversity and gender balance
- Why men as allies programs are one of the most effective diversity and inclusion interventions
- What the data tells us about men’s and women’s opinions on gender balance and the impact of male allies
- The role of unconscious bias and how social norms effect all of us
- What it means to be an ally
- Specific steps men, women, and organizations can take to be allies and support allies’ programs
- Panelists specific experiences with men as allies programs