Engaging Men Program - New workshops

30 January 2022 Language : English

Despite past efforts to advance gender equality, there are still many disadvantages, barriers and challenges for professional women in the workplace. The future of work post the COVID-19 pandemic and the developments in AI and technology point to these challenges becoming even more pronounced. This is a major issue for business and society.

Men hold some 80% of executive positions in organisations and still have much of the power, but they also face challenges of stereotyping and bias. They can do much to support women in the workplace and at home and liberate themselves from the typical male role models.

PWN Milan believes it is time for a new dialogue between men, women and all genders on how we achieve gender balance in the workplace and at home. We are delighted to announce a new initiative to engage male allies and develop a dialogue with them on the role they can play as change agents to support gender balance.

 Here below is the free workshop you can attend.

To register: PWN Engaging Men link

or for more information contact us at mentoring@pwnmilan.net

Workshop ‘From Ally to Activist’ - Feb 7th, 2022, 6-8 pm - Online (workshop for men only)

In this workshop, we move beyond the why to explore in more detail the how and what men can do to truly become activists for change. We provide some tools to help men take action. We also support each man to develop their own individual action and impact plan. This will empower them to more effectively support women at work and at home and to engage with other men on gender balance.

We plan to develop cohorts of men who go through both workshops and commit themselves as allies to gender balance and to making a difference through the actions they take. We believe this will be critical for business and for society and will help women and men to fully achieve their potential for happiness and success.

Workshop ‘Men and Women Working Together’ - 6th April 2022, 6.30-8.30 pm - either online or live in location TBD

In this workshop, we bring men and women together to discuss how the new dialogue is developing and for them to give feedback on the progress being made. We also explore perspectives on the challenges still to be overcome and brainstorm on how men and women can work together to achieve gender balance.

Main speaker's bio

Robert Baker - Engaging Men in Gender Balance Expert, CEO Potentia Talent Consulting

Robert runs his own firm, Potentia Talent Consulting. He advises organisations and coaches individual leaders on realising the potential of a fully diverse talent pool and is particularly focussed on developing the leaders of tomorrow. This enables his clients to meet the key business challenges of disruption, innovation and growth.

Prior to this, Rob spent over forty years at Mercer, the global HR consulting firm and was Head of Diversity & Inclusion Consulting, International Region.

Robert has unique experience of gender balance, having been the first male Board member of PWN Global, a leading global women’s network. He spent five years as VP Engaging Men and he then became their first ever male Co-President.

He specialises in developing workshops and events for corporates on engaging men in gender balance. He is currently delivering a series of workshops for a major multinational company on driving business success through gender balance and getting men in the organisation to buy into it.

Robert is a thought leader in Diversity & Inclusion and is Disruptor in Residence in D&I on the EDHEC Business School Global MBA Programme. He is a Board member of One Loud Voice for Women and the Sister Sister Global Network. Robert is a Non Executive Director at Talupp, the AI driven talent development platform and at Spktral, the gender pay gap specialists.

Robert has a wife, son and a daughter who all fully support his work in gender balance.

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