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.

Engaging and Inspiring Men

Inspiring senior leaders and fostering men’s engagement through thoughtful involvement and skill building. Coaching and equipping men to become male allies. 

Building Gender Partnerships

Working with women’s networks and companion male ally groups to drive change.

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

Engaging and Inspiring Men

Do your senior leaders experience diversity fatigue?

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

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

If the answer to any of these is “yes”

Let’s Work Together to Fix it

  • We increase men’s understanding of gender issues, build their skills and fuel their motivation by equipping them to more effectively facilitate women’s career success. We do this in 3 primary ways.

 

           * Gender Diversity Executive Briefings

           * Male Ally single session and workshop series

           * Male Ally small group and individual coaching

Want to know more?

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

Building Gender Partnerships 

Are you challenged with engaging your senior leadership team?

Do you wonder how to help men in your organization become better mentors

and sponsors for women?

Are there opportunities for your women’s network to work closely with men

to strengthen gender diversity at the company?

If you’re nodding your head “yes”

GenderWorks Can Help

  • We facilitate gender partnerships by moving through a process where women and men share gender perspectives and experiences, listen and learn from each other, build trust, and work together to strengthen gender equity in their workplaces.  

Want to Know More?

Give Us a Call

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.

Contact GenderWorks about Your Next Event!