How to facilitate male allyship at work
- by Simon Harris
- Mar 4, 2023
- 1 min
Women are usually responsible for most of the allyship activity that takes place in organisations. In fact, female leaders are twice as likely as male leaders to contribute considerable time to diversity and inclusion efforts. Yet, research shows that male allies can make a huge difference. When men raise concerns about gender inequalities, their concerns are viewed as particularly serious and legitimate, and they are given more credibility because they are not perceived as acting in their own self-interest. Seeing men enact allyship in a workplace generates ripple effects that empower both women and men to confront sexism.