May 2013









Men—and white men in particular—have a critical role to play in creating inclusive workplaces. Yet too often men are an untapped resource in gender initiatives. To accelerate change, we need to stop treating gender issues as women’s burden. And perhaps most important, organizations must enlist both women and men to work together as allies in changing the organizational norms and structures that perpetuate gender gaps. 


Research: Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives 
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Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives is a series of reports that provides evidence-based advice about the most effective ways to partner with men in ending gender inequalities at work: 

MARC (Men Advocating Real Change)
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MARC is an online learning community for professionals committed to achieving equality in the workplace. MARC empowers community members to engage in candid conversations about gender, its impact in the workplace, and how to lead change through member-generated advice, insights, and best practices. Join MARC today—membership is free and open to anyone seeking to drive change in the workplace. 


Europe: Engaging Men/MARC Events
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This May, join Catalyst Europe AG for a series of Engaging Men events to discuss men and masculinity in the workplace with other local thought leaders and learn about Catalyst research on creating male champions, as well as MARC’s work in Europe. Contact us for details.
  • London, May 14 - hosted by AIG
  • Zurich, May 16 - hosted by Zurich Insurance Group
  • Geneva, May 17 - hosted by Caterpillar
  • Amsterdam, May 28 - hosted by Akzo Nobel with internationally renowned author and MARC blogger Lars Einar Engström
  • Madrid, TBD


MARC Blog: In Search of a Safe Port
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After a visit to the Catalyst offices in NYC, MARC blogger Martin Davidson shares his thoughts on “the most critical work men must do in order further gender inclusion” which “requires us to delve deeply into our experiences, attitudes, and behaviors as men.“ Read more…

Men Advocating Real Change Tweet Chat
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Please join our #MARC Tweet Chat on Tuesday, May 28 at 11 AM EST as we tackle the tough questions raised by MARC blogger Martin Davidson in his blog post, “In Search of a Safe Port.” What role should women play, if at all, in helping men further gender diversity? On hand will be Martin Davidson (@levdifference) and MARC blogger Amitabh Kumar (@AmiFromIndia). Participate via or use for a more streamlined view. Use hashtag #MARC to follow the conversation and ask questions along the way.


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