Progress towards diversity and inclusion requires building consensus around disruptions and recognising the resulting value creation. Men are necessarily part of the conversation and key allies and actors for change.
“Men have a critical role to play in creating inclusive workplaces. Yet too often men are an untapped resource in gender initiatives”
Catalyst research has demonstrated that the more men know about gender inequalities, the more likely they are to lead efforts to close the gender gap. This finding has encouraged IWiM in the conduct of awareness campaigns and Global Projects, which are open to all stakeholders and supporters, including men.
As an example, almost 50% of our mentor pool in our global cross-company mentoring programme (IWRMP) is composed of senior male mining professionals. IWRMP is also a great way for them to stretch their leadership skills.
To facilitate these conversations and support initiatives that engage men, IWiM has collated data and links to organisations which have examined the dynamics and opportunities of this dialogue and support its continuation.
We are available to assist WIM organisations, businesses and other organisations in preparing, conducting and leveraging stakeholder dialogue on gender parity, diversity and inclusion.
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