Engaging Men as Allies for #MeToo
Day 2Session Code: S3-J
When: April 11, 2018
Location/Room: 101 HIJ
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenters: Deborah Munster, Diversity Best Practices | Subha V. Barry, Working Mother Media
Although recent focus on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace has gained significant attention, both have always existed and continue to persist across industries and workplaces. It is a complex problem to address and resolve. Most companies have well-established sexual harassment training programs and comprehensive anti-harassment policies, but these investments have made little headway in effectively addressing a problem that pervades the workplace and communities.
Workplace culture continues to be characterized by a male-dominated power structure, gender inequities, and/or complicity. How can men engage in bridging the gap? What role do men have in women’s advancement? How are men reacting to this heightened focus and how is it impacting opportunities for women?
This session will present the business case for engaging men as allies in creating change and moving the needle for women in the workplace and will share recommendations for how to do it.
Learning Outcomes (Participants will leave this session with):
- The data they need to build a strong business case for engaging men as allies in the advancement of women
- A plan to engage men as allies in the advancement of women and/or D&I at their organizations
- Resources to support their plans including recent research, suggested conversation starters and additional reading