Companies and organizations are a microcosm of society — a society where men and boys are collectively socialized to view women as objects, as property, and as having less value than men.
Generations of discrimination and harassment against women in the workplace have resulted in deep inequities in business, government, and nonprofits — and the harm is most severe for women of color and female-identified members of marginalized groups.
Studies show that the more inclusive and equitable an organization is, the more successful it is. And we have seen great strides toward equity in the 21st century, but there is still so much work to do. Even in 2020 in the United States, women are paid 81 cents to the dollar earned by men — and Black, Latinx, and indigenous women are paid even less. One in three women has experienced sexual harassment at work.
A Call to Men offers a variety of tools and resources for CEOs, executive directors, human resources professionals, lawmakers, civic leaders, employees, and activists to take bold steps to confront harassment and inequity in the workplace and to practice and promote healthy manhood at work.
We have found that many diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts focus on supporting women and other under-represented groups. These efforts are valuable and much needed, but if the overall program doesn’t include education for the dominant group (white men in positions of power and leadership), the organizations will not achieve the culture change they are seeking.
Our trainings call in those in positions of leadership, giving them tools to think critically about how they might be reinforcing or passing on harmful beliefs and so they can challenge those beliefs in others.
We offer open trainings and events each month as well as a custom workshops that support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. We also consult with organizations to develop customized strategic approaches to achieving workplace equity. Learn more about our trainings.