This month, we are going to talk about the role of male allies in the battle for truly gender-equal workplaces.
Gender inequality is not only a women’s issue, but we don't hear a lot from men. If men are blind to the gender gap experienced by women, we can hardly expect them to care about it, or to be partners in helping to close it. However – we are never going to achieve an equal workplace if we don’t have those male allies leaning in to meet us partway.
We as women talk about these issues frequently, though often by doing this we leave men out of the conversation. Sometimes, males who do care and have the best intentions still don’t know what to say, or are terrified of being reprimanded for saying the wrong thing – and that is where we can step in.
During our March Coffee Club, we will talk about starting the conversation with our male colleagues, and making sure our voice is heard equally.
Questions to think about:
Check out these articles for some more thinking points!
Men As Allies: Engaging Men to Advance Women in the Workplace
Want to be an ally to women at work?