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Today, employee resource groups (ERGs) are important engines of employee engagement and business results. They can have a considerable impact on an organization’s ability to develop future leaders, increase employee engagement, and expand marketplace reach. In fact, over 80% of Catalyst supporter organizations surveyed had at least one ERG. Men, in particular, have a pivotal role to play in creating workplaces where both women and men can thrive. But too often they are missing from workplace diversity and inclusion efforts, or only peripherally involved.

Catalyst research shows that the more men know about gender inequalities; the more likely they are to act as advocates and lead efforts to close the gender gap. What do workplaces collectively do to encourage and cultivate men’s work to address inequality? There are many ways to support men’s increasing engagement on these issues. This session will explore the three B's of engaging men in gender initiatives: Barriers, Benefits, Behaviours, and leave participants with concrete tools on how to cultivate a cross-gender partnership to drive mutually beneficial inclusion.

Participants will:

  • Examine and challenge assumptions and mindsets that influence men’s role in inclusion and efforts to achieve gender balance.
  • ‘Unpack’ male champions’ motivations and behaviours.
  • Formulate and commit to tangible actions that can be immediately implemented in their daily business context.

We invite business leaders, HR professionals, D&I professionals, and champions of inclusion to join the dialogue. Female participants are asked to bring a male colleague. Registration is complimentary for Catalyst Supporters. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

We’d like to thank our host, DuPont for the generous support of this event.

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