We are excited to announce the Full Conference Schedule for the World Conference 2022, taking place 26-29 June. Please note that the schedule is subject to change and in order to sort by date, please select and unselect each date to view.
21 May 2021
We have seen that men may feel anxious to participate in conversations around gender equity. Although many men are supportive of gender diversity programs, they feel unsure what role they can play, and often avoid engagement for fear of saying something wrong. During this session, we will discuss our efforts to engage men in gender diversity initiatives. We will cover how communications can address resistance, inspire participation, and enable change. Through our initiatives, we communicated to create community and overcome various challenges to drive transformational change. We identified common themes we’ve heard from non-traditional stakeholders, and created avenues for participants to express their fears, connect with others with similar concerns, and ultimately leverage their experiences to become effective advocates. Attendees will participate using polls and by reviewing a Readiness Assessment Checklist to analyze where their organization lives in the maturity continuum with respect to engaging men in gender equity initiatives.