Want to be a Male Ally for Gender Equity? Some Tips and Advice
Underrepresented in many industries as well as leadership positions in business overall, women need allies to promote gender equity and women’s empowerment. And some of their most important allies are m-e-n. However, while many men want to be allies, they often don’t know what to do.
Organizations like Promundo — working to promote gender equality by engaging men and boys — answer the question of what to do. Their Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) program, for instance, targets women’s economic empowerment, improving women’s access to natural resources in part by engaging men as partners. Similarly, their Bolsa Familia Companion Program also cultivates men as allies for women’s empowerment by working with men to prevent the perpetuation of harmful gender roles and norms.
Peruse the November newsletter to discover ideas for how men can promote gender equity and women’s empowerment in the workplace. And it’s not just the “right” thing to do. It’s the smart thing to do if you want to increase economic growth; improve organizational performance; and enhance your organization’s ability to attract and retain employees. Just another way to change the game!