Services – Overview

Partnering with HR Leaders

Assisting diversity and inclusion professionals in leveraging male ally involvement to strengthen the impact of diversity initiatives and policies.

Energizing Senior Leadership

Broadening and deepening the “gender lens” of senior leaders. Inspiring senior leaders to reimagine and redesign practices that perpetuate bias.

Engaging and Inspiring Men

Fostering men’s engagement through thoughtful involvement and skill building. Assisting men in developing a “gender lens” and male ally toolkit.

Partnering with Human Resource & Diversity Leaders

Do you wonder how men could strengthen your diversity and inclusion efforts?

Are your diversity programs translating into a work culture where women can truly thrive?

Are you struggling to build a robust pipeline of future women leaders?

If you’re confronting any of these issues:

We Can Help

  • We know men and male allies. We bring decades of experience consulting with leading companies on diversity and women’s leadership. We’ve spent decades in line management and know the business pressures and the diversity challenges. We incorporate a neuroscience perspective into our change management work.
  • As Male Ally Thought Partners, we share our expertise to support diversity and inclusion practitioners in better understanding – and embedding – a male ally perspective.
  • Through a Diversity Strategy Assessment, we partner with D&I practitioners to explore how proactively engaging men can improve outcomes and build on the work that’s already under way.
  • We advise D&I practitioners seeking to launch Male Ally Groups. Through our design process, GenderWorks provides input on key decision variables — such as partnering with your women’s network or determining the male ally group’s focus. We share best practices so you can employ these learnings in the construction of your organization’s male ally group.

Looking for a partner to accelerate your organization’s diversity progress?

You’ve Found One

Key Steps

Diversity Strategy Assessment

  • Discovery meeting
  • Diagnostics (as needed)
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Client check-in meeting
  • Development and discussion of recommendations / next steps

Male Ally Group Design Process

  • Discovery meeting
  • Diagnostics (as needed)
  • Working session to discuss design variables
  • Support internal decision-making process
  • Develop launch plan and options for first year programming
  • Male ally group launch event

Energizing Senior Leadership

Are you challenged with engaging your senior leadership team to model new cultural norms?

Do your senior leaders experience diversity fatigue?

Are you struggling with diversifying your C-Suite?

If the answer to any of these is “yes”

Let’s Work Together to Fix it

  • We offer a Leadership Briefing that explores the why and how of engaging male allies.
  • Our Gender Diversity Executive Management Series enables senior leaders to broaden and deepen their gender lens. We work with leaders to explore and strengthen the links between new workplace structures — and new work practices — that are the key to real culture change. We focus on evidence-based practices, grounded in behavioral research, that work.

Looking for a way to energize your leadership team and move them to action?

We’ll Show You How

Key Steps

Leadership Briefing

  • Discovery meeting
  • Draft briefing materials
  • Phone meeting to review briefing materials
  • Finalize and deliver briefing

Executive Management Series

  • Discovery meeting
  • Diagnostics (as needed)
  • Review strawman of program design
  • Finalize design and customize materials
  • Launch executive management sessions
  • Conduct 3 to 6 month check-in following conclusion of series

Engaging and Inspiring Men

Are you challenged with engaging middle managers in gender diversity work?

Are you finding managers resist making changes in their day-to-day practices?

Does your organization suffer with a leaky pipeline of emerging women leaders?

If you’re nodding your head “yes”

GenderWorks Can Help

  • We work with small groups of men to increase awareness and understanding, build skills, and motivate them to become male allies. Through exploring gender in their organizations and lives, we facilitate men developing a gender lens and equipping them with skills for supporting gender balance.
  • Through our Male Allies Development Program, we help men understand that there is not one, but many ways to be a male ally and we assist them in identifying their personal approach.

Key Steps

Male Allies Development Program

  • Discovery meeting
  • Develop strawman of program design
  • Client feedback / refine and finalize design
  • Support internal decision making process
  • Customize / develop program materials
  • Deliver pilot program; evaluate
  • Incorporate learnings into development of organization’s male ally approach

A Fresh Perspective on Gender Equality

Are men in your organization comfortable talking about gender equity?

Do they roll their eyes – outright or in their minds – when they hear the words
“gender diversity”?

How connected do male middle managers feel to your company’s D&I efforts?

Our guess is the answers are “no,” “likely,” and “not much.”

We Can Help

  • We think you’ll find our perspective on workplace diversity and inclusion is a little different. Anchored in neuroscience, our approach employs brain-friendly practices to foster real, lasting change for individuals and organizations.
  • The human brain learns best when in a positive state. Real – or perceived – threats do just the opposite, limiting our ability to listen and understand. So, at GenderWorks we’ve traded the “what’s wrong with men angle” for the “what’s right with men angle” and build from there. It makes all the difference.
  • We see men not as helpers, or bit players, but as critical partners working side-by-side with women to drive the creation of inclusive work cultures and practices.

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The GenderWorks Difference

Trading the “what’s wrong with men” angle for the “what’s right with men” angle and building from there

The GenderWorks Difference

Trading the “what’s wrong with men” angle for the “what’s right with men” angle and building from there

Create Safe Spaces

We trade judgment for authenticity & understanding

Use Neuroscience to Engage Men

We start by listening and learning and avoid lecturing

Link Diversity with Men's Reality

Help men see links between gender equality & their lives

Give Practical Action Steps

Supporting diversity moves from a “tagline” to a “toolkit”

Develop Men's Gender Lenses

Develop a new set of glasses
to see what was formerly invisible

Support Individual Approaches

Letting each man define what being a male ally looks like

Create Safe Spaces

We trade judgment for authenticity & understanding

Use Neuroscience to Engage Men

We start by listening and learning and avoid lecturing

Link Diversity with Men's Reality

Help men see links between gender equality and their lives

Give Practical Action Steps

Supporting diversity moves from a “tagline” to a “toolkit”

Develop Men's Gender Lenses

Develop a new set of glasses to see what was formerly invisible

Support Individual Approaches

Letting each man define what being a male ally looks like

Looking for a Keynote Speaker on the Why, What and How of Male Allies?

We love to share our passion for how engaging men as partners and allies can make all the difference in creating inclusive cultures where women – too – can thrive.

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