What is WiMen?
WiMen is a network of men who are committed to understanding and increasing diversity and gender inclusion in the Rotman community and in the workplace.
What are the WiMen’s pillars?
As a WiMen ally, you will…
Become a stronger LEADER
Demonstrate an understanding of how gender has become fundamental to managing diverse teams and identifying future leaders
Assure that the future is one of fairness and equal opportunity to everyone
ADVANCE gender equity issues
Develop, alongside other men, the strategy for increasing awareness and share your personal experiences in discussions around gender equity.Championing and communicating a broader context and background on how gender equality benefits men directly to prevent zero-sum thinking
Championing and communicating a broader context and background on how gender equality benefits men directly to prevent zero-sum thinking
What does being a good ally entail?
Celebrating & Encouraging Women to ensure that their skills do not go unnoticed and that women and men have equal opportunities to advance their career
Calling Out Bias refers to recognizing the unconscious potential gender bias and to draw to the attention of others
Championing & Standing Up for gender initiatives means that male leaders not only support gender parity initiatives but also make sure they are understood by others
Challenging Working Practices refers to male leaders sharing familial responsibilities with their partners so that women have the time and opportunity to advance their careers
Why is it important for WIMA to have allies?
As 70% of managers and leaders in organizations are men, it is men’s social imperative as future leaders to work together with women in order to change the social norms and gender biases that perpetuate the gender gap.