We open our new year of member events in the Netherlands with the opportunity to explore the role of men as advocates for and supporters of diversity and inclusion initiatives. In 2019 men continue to occupy the majority of powerful positions in our organisations, meaning they are excellently placed to influence change and support the creation of inclusive company cultures. However, this support and advocacy is often untapped, even though recent research by Boston Consulting Group shows that among companies where men are actively involved in gender diversity, 96 % report progress – compared to only 30% if men are not involved. 

This lively interactive discussion will cover questions such as:

  • How can we engage and develop more male champions of inclusion?

  • How can we ensure that men and women work together as allies in changing organisational norms and cultures?

  • What actions and behaviours are necessary and impactful?

  • How do companies and individuals benefit from successful cross-gender partnerships?

Local Catalyst Consultant Caroline Pickard and Catalyst Director Jorge Ortiz will share insights from the Catalyst research on Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives as well as lessons learned from the MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) initiative and our MARC Leaders programmes. Participants are encouraged to share success stories, practices and challenges.

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.

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

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