Male Allies

Discussions about gender bias often leave men out of the conversation; the subject typically places the burden of change on women and the blame on men. However, achieving gender equality requires everyone’s commitment. Men are typically well-intentioned: 80% believe it’s important to fix gender issues, but only 10% of men realize it’s present in their workplace. In order to bridge this gap, male employees can use this workshop to join the conversation and learn how to be an ally to and advocate for their female colleagues. The objective of the Male Allies workshop is to strengthen men’s understanding of gender bias in the workplace, enhance their ability to make positive change, and provide a safe forum in which men can communicate openly about sensitive issues.

Please note: This workshop is intended for male employees but all are welcome.

Attendees will learn: Participants will learn challenges women are up against including: the lack of women in leadership positions due to unequal advice and mentoring, the gender wage gap, and the 'gender double bind' which requires them to toe the line between being assertive and kind; societal expectations that differ between men and women, including of men to talk and women to listen, and of men to look out for themselves and women to help others; micro-aggressions, such as frequent interruptions and the expectation to do “office housework”.
About this speaker: Jen and Allison coach communication skills – such as public speaking, pitching, giving and receiving feedback, diversity and inclusion, productive confrontations, and more -- to individuals and companies, including Spotify, Time Warner, Buzzfeed, Penguin Random House, and American Express. As comedians who were ranked among the “top ten funniest women in NYC,” and whose comedy projects have been featured in WIRED, Forbes, Newsweek, and VICE, Jen and Allison make all trainings experiential and fun!
Speaker Topic:
Financial Wellness
Mental Health
Celebrity or Keynote
Other Critera:
COVID 19/Quarantine Related
For Call Centers
For 3rd Shift
Especially for Men
Especially for Women
Webinar OK - Remote Worker Friendly
Willing to Travel
Available in Spanish
HRA/VEBA eligible
Available Nationwide
For Retreats
Length: 2 hours (time is customizable)
Equipment required: Since this workshop is interactive, we request a private room with chairs arranged in a circle, in which participants can move around and are unimpeded by immovable furniture. We also request a whiteboard or flipchart.
Post event tools included: After every workshop, we send a document with research and a recap of skills learned.
Includes pre-event consultation: Yes