WiMen

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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…

 

 Become a stronger LEADER

Demonstrate an understanding of how gender has become fundamental to managing diverse teams and identifying future leaders

 

Embody FAIRNESS

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.