Why men need to be involved in creating solutions
Men can play pivotal role in achieving better gender balance
Ever attend an event about women in leadership or gender diversity and find that 80% or more of attendees are women? We have multiple times. And we are convinced that this imbalance contributes to the slow progress in achieving better gender balance at leadership levels.
The role of men is central to our change model, when we created the #WomanUp Action Plan and which maps out how businesses can achieve systemic change. The three levers for change need to work in symmetry to achieve tangible breakthroughs.
Where those circles - culture, leadership and women - intersect is where the real benefits lie for:
Businesses which can leverage more talent and achieve better business results
Women, more of whom will decide to, and be encouraged to, move into leadership roles
Men, who as managers, colleagues, fathers, relatives or friends of women in the workforce, will derive workplace and societal impacts
There was 30 actions included in our plan to implement this change model - actions leaders (men and women), for businesses (in relation to corporate culture) and for women (who want to progress to leadership roles.)