Men Who Get It: Breaking Barriers With Flexibility

February 25, 2014Why are flexible workplaces so important? “Growing up in a one-parent family, I saw at first hand the negative impact that an employer’s rigid approach around how my mother worked held my mother back in terms of her career and her aspirations…and the strains and stresses it caused on us as a young family. Therefore for me, creating a positive, more flexible working environment is absolutely key to getting the best out of our people,” says Stephen Ingledew, UK Managing Director, Customer and Marketing, Standard Life.

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Watch Koen Van Neyghem, Regional Director EMEA, DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS), explain the importance of making diversity a priority—and following through with practical solutions.

Watch Doug Conant, retired President & CEO, Campbell Soup Company, describe the key piece of advice he gave to Denise Morrison, Campbell’s current CEO, earlier in her career.

Watch Gerald Lema, Chairman and President, Japan, Baxter International Inc., and a member of Catalyst’s Board of Directors, discuss how he supported a woman colleague during a challenging transition.

Watch Alistair Fraser, Vice President, Health, Shell International Ltd, describe the biggest obstacle working women face.

Watch Dino E. Robusto, Executive VP, The Chubb Corporation and President of Personal Lines and Claims, explain how when women lead, businesses benefit.

Watch Harjiv Singh, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Gutenberg Communications, share the secret to shaping the future of business in India.

Watch Jim Turley, retired Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young (EY), and Honorary Director and former Chair of Catalyst’s Board of Directors (from 2009–2013), tell how to confront hidden biases.

Watch Anthony Mitchell, Catalyst’s Senior Membership Manager, Atlanta, explain why he’s passionate about gender diversity.

Watch millennial Bryant Daley, a Budget Analyst at Forest Laboratories, Inc., tell how men who “get it” can help break barriers for women.

Watch Joan Buccigrossi, Director of Global Inclusion & Engagement, Rockwell Automation, discuss the importance of dialogue in creating organizations where diverse talent thrives.

Watch Lee Tschanz, Vice President, North American Sales, Rockwell Automation, discuss the company’s culture change.

Watch the video introduction to Catalyst’s new report, Anatomy of Change: How Inclusive Cultures Evolve, and read more about the study. For a summary of the data, view the infographic.

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Why Business Needs Women—and Women Need Male Allies

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