Men Needed!

By Stacy Ennis, HR.com, February 2019

An Open Conversation About Women in Leadership

It was 7:45 a.m. on a Tuesday. My team and I were waiting on participants for a breakfast meetup we had organized at a global conference. The topic was Women in Leadership.

The meetup was meant to be an open, candid conversation about the state of women in leadership. But the event description included something you don’t often see for these types of meetups: “Men, we hope you’ll join us.”

That morning, our space filled quickly. We brought in more tables and chairs, and yet people still kept coming. The room was packed. We had attendees from all over the world, each with different backgrounds and experiences. The diversity in the room was beautiful.

Beautiful, too, was the fact that three men attended.

Three might not seem like much, but it was something. In this conversation about diversity—the grand effort we’re making as a country and world to advance women and people of color—we need to include men. Read more.