The complete findings can be found here, however in summary :
• Our industry has not achieved gender balance
• Work-life balance and confidence or self-deselection from senior positions contribute to this
• Flexible working, supportive corporate cultures, gender targets and mentoring all emerged as possible solutions
• Men struggled to define the concept of being a male ally, with reservation in saying something which may offend, therefore avoid active involvement
• The need to look beyond the gender lens and consider gender, ethnicity, the LGBTQ community and beyond
We want to create a truly inclusive and supportive Men As Allies community to progress gender balance together – and insight such as this is critical to help us achieve this.
What better a day to share the findings than today, International Men’s Day!
International Men’s Day is a celebration of the positive difference that men bring to the world, communities and to their families, while also raising awareness about men’s well-being and issues that men face on a global scale.