About Marc

MARC, Men Advocating Real Change, is a Catalyst initiative that inspires and equips men to leverage their unique opportunity and responsibility to be advocates for equity.

Who We Are

In 2009, after nearly five decades of focusing on women in the workplace, Catalyst committed to understanding the role that men play as critical agents of change. There were gaps in the research to understand why some men were more actively involved and others absent from conversations in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This inquiry was the seed of our Engaging Men research project and subsequent MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) initiative.

Today, with a continued focus on groundbreaking research and leading-edge programming, MARC is recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in inspiring and equipping men to advocate for real change.

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MARC is committed to working with men to help them understand the unique opportunity and responsibility they have to make change—both for themselves and others. Organizations that engage with MARC create spaces for learning that invite men into the conversation—not only to support or sponsor women’s efforts, but also to partner within and across lines of gender as they take on active roles as advocates for change.

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“Ultimately, I believe our job is to make a difference. I like to say, ‘If you touch it, make it better.’ To really make progress, you have to go beyond not just doing harm. You have to listen and reflect and then confront, and in a constructive way help yourself and other people do better. And that’s the spirit of Men Advocating Real Change (MARC).”

– David Taylor, Retired Chairman & CEO, P&G


“MARC has really become a powerful enabler for inclusion in Chevron. An industry like ours has been historically male dominated, and therefore it’s really important to get the men involved. We’ve got several thousand people involved in MARC with active programs on every continent.”

– Michael Wirth, CEO, Chevron

MAJOR GIFT Campaign Donors

We are grateful for the support of our donors who embrace our vision and help advocate our message.




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