Monday, January 30, 2017

THE SOLUTION TO GENDER DIVERSITY SHORTFALLS: MEN - CMI

by Michelle Perry
Originally published: January 27, 2017
Publisher: Managers.org.uk 

HOW DO YOU REBALANCE “INSANELY MALE” ORGANISATIONS? AT THIS WEEK’S CMI WOMEN EVENT, A GROUP OF HIGH-RANKING MALE EXECUTIVES OPENED UP…


This week, Nicola Thorpe’s astonishing experiences of being forced to wear high heels at work grabbed the headlines. CMI, too, released data showing that four out of five managers have witnessed gender discrimination in the past 12 months.

These events are symptoms of wider, ongoing lack of diversity in the workplace, a situation that, if addressed, could add £150bn a year to the UK economy by 2025.

Some male managers, however, are already making great strides in working towards a more balanced workforce. This week, a group of them spoke at the CMI Women event focused on how men must play a central role in delivering a gender-balanced workplace.