Engaging Men: Ask Catalyst ExpressOct 15, 2020
Gender equality is not just a women’s issue—men also lose out when workplaces are gender-biased. Catalyst’s ground-breaking research on men offers unique insights about men’s career experiences, how to engage them as full partners in creating gender-inclusive workplaces, and solutions rooted in a holistic understanding of how gender affects men’s and women’s behaviors and outcomes in the workplace.
Men Advocating Real Change (MARC)
Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) is a Catalyst initiative that empowers men to engage in workplace inclusion through research-based programming and an online community to continue the conversation.
Catalyst Resources on Engaging Men
- Bystander Intervention: How You Can Stop Sexual Harassment at Work Supporter Exclusive
- Workplaces After #MeToo Supporter Exclusive
- Schneider Electric—Attracting and Retaining Women in Schneider Electric India Supporter Exclusive
Excerpt: Men’s efforts to speak up and bring other men along in the diversity and inclusion journey are ongoing. Some men told us about educating other men by walking them through the workforce data on women’s representation, or sharing research demonstrating that advancing women is beneficial to the business case. Others talked about actively hiring more women through university campuses and outside the industry while ensuring that workplaces are safe and fair. Leaders throughout the organization continue to role model inclusive behaviors, including disrupting gender stereotypes.
- Rockwell Automation—The Culture of Inclusion Journey Supporter Exclusive
Excerpt: The COI framework at Rockwell Automation integrates different programs and activities to ensure all leaders and employees play an active role and are accountable for driving culture change at the company. A key element of this strategy is that, to make sustainable change, the dominant group—in this case white men—needs to be aware of the impact of their privilege, be engaged, and partner with women and underrepresented groups in a meaningful way.
- The Chubb Corporation—Mentoring as a Strategy for Gender Inclusion: A New Vision for Advancing Women and Engaging Men Supporter Exclusive
Excerpt: The mandate of the Women’s Development Council is to advocate for the advancement of women in leadership roles. In support of this goal, one of the key components of the council is its mentoring program, first started in 2002. As the mentoring initiative expanded, the women’s development council recognized the program’s potential and wanted to ensure it was encouraging the development of all talent, not just one segment of the employee base (in this case, women). Since the program’s goal was to connect the organization’s top leaders with upcoming talent, the company recognized that to truly promote inclusive leadership and talent development, the program should be designed to engage male talent as well. Together, members of the council decided that, as a testament to the success of its women leaders, it would have senior women council members mentor pipeline men.
- How Combative Cultures Prevent Men from Interrupting Sexism
- Does Your Organization Have a Climate of Silence?
- Interrupting Sexism at Work: How Men Respond in a Climate of Silence (see also: Spanish translation)
- Interrupting Sexism at Work: What Drives Men to Respond Directly or Do Nothing?
- Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives: What Change Agents Need to Know
- Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives: Stacking the Deck for Success
- Calling All White Men: Can Training Help Create Inclusive Workplaces?
- Anatomy of Change: How Inclusive Cultures Evolve
- Flip the Script: Men in the Workplace Supporter-Exclusive
- Actions Men Can Take to Create An Inclusive Workplace
- Actions Organizations Can Take to Support Men’s Engagement
- Actions Women Can Take to Support Men’s Engagement
- Webinar Recording: First Steps: Engaging Men as Change Agents Supporter Exclusive
- Webinar Recording: Action for Impact—Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives Supporter Exclusive
- Webinar Recording: This Is How You Dad: “Maternity” Leave for Men Supporter Exclusive
- Webinar Recording: #GuysForEquality: The Opportunities for Men in Inclusion Efforts Supporter Exclusive
Other Engaging Men Resources
- Men as Allies: Engaging Men to Advance Women in the Workplace Bentley University, Center for Women and Business
- How to Get Men Involved with Gender Parity Initiatives Harvard Business Review
- The Status of Men as Allies for Multicultural Women Working Mother
Men and #MeToo at Work
- Working Relationships in the #MeToo Era (US) Lean In and SurveyMonkey
- Working Relationships in the #MeToo Era (UK) Lean In and SurveyMonkey
Organizations and Initiatives
- Five Ways Men Can Improve Gender Diversity at Work The Boston Consulting Group
- How Men Can Become Better Allies to Women Harvard Business Review
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