FITC Toronto 2018
DesignDevInspire
  • 2018-04-08 00:00:00 2018-04-10 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2018 Toronto FITC
  • Toronto
  • #FITCToronto

Presentation

Slides

Overview

… to support gender equality. But what is holding them back? This presentation explores the challenges men face in supporting gender equality within their technology organizations. More importantly, it offers useful tips to overcome these barriers.

There has been a flurry of activity around empowering women to speak up and act on gender equality issues. However, gender equality is not only a women’s issue because you can’t have equality unless everyone agrees it’s important.

Allies have made a big difference in other movements and more recently there have been formal invitations for men to join the gender equality movement (Sheryl Sandberg’s #LeanInTogether & the UN’s #HeForShe). The goal is to help educate people on what is holding men back so to reduce those barriers and have more men involved.

Objective

To help educate people on what is holding men back so to reduce those barriers and have more men involved in gender equality

Target Audience

Men who want to support gender equality but aren’t sure how.

Four Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Reasons why women are leaving the tech industry
  2. Why supporting male allies is so important
  3. The barriers holding back men from supporting gender equality
  4. Tips on how to reduce those barriers