Men Allying With Women to Build An Inclusive Workplace Culture
It was another fantastic WIBF event this time hosted by National Australia Bank. Expectations were high as we looked forward to in-depth analysis from Dr Jill Armstrong and Jason Ghaboos on their latest “Collaborating with Men” research project. The research raises awareness of the difference of women and men’s perceptions and experience of unintentional everyday sexism in the workplace. This gender-balanced research was based on responses from 7,000 men and women from 27 organisations across sectors.
The Bye-Fellows of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, did not disappoint providing us with clarity on perceptions suggesting strategies and actions that individuals and firms could use. The clear winners in terms of strategies according to the research were equal paid parental leave and sponsorship. An engaging and lengthy Q&A ensued. The questions did not stop as members probed further in an effort to fully comprehend this complex issue.
This was WIBF’s first event actively encouraging male participation in the conversation. A conversation we look forward to developing. We were delighted that so many men attended and embraced this important business issue.
A huge thanks to National Australia Bank for hosting and to Dr Jill Armstrong and Jason Ghaboos for sharing their expertise.