UN Women Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality
An ally can be someone who amplifies women’s voices, who educates themselves about different identities and experiences, someone who challenges the status quo and someone who takes action. Male allies are those men committed to building positive relationships with women, taking into consideration the inequalities present in the world today and taking everyday actions to address them.
We invite men to join this session to learn more about this global movement that is normalizing what it means to stand with women for equality.
Global Context: Setting the scene for the gender equality challenge we face, we are still 100 years to achieving parity between women and men.
- Data and Evidence: Harnessing key data and international evidence to outline what the challenges are, and the role we all have to play.
- Case Studies: Using examples of men in business and politics, as gatekeepers, who have demanded change for women and girls.
- Tangible Action: Discussing practical, every day actions men can take as allies to advance equality in the workplace .
- Stereotypes: An open and frank discussion exploring how norms, expectations and stereotypes can hold men, women, and all genders, back.
- Applying this to travel: Looking at how there are unique barriers in hospitality and travel, and how we can take decisive action to respond to this.
- Commitment: Asking all participants to make a HeForShe commitment for change, including access to further info and resources.
Moderator: Simon Gallow, Advocate, UN Women UK
Learn more about the workshop here.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Expedia Group Ally Skills Workshop
Expedia Group believes allyship is a catalyst for change, whether it is engaging in the conversation, developing your own mindset or the mindset of others, and ultimately being part of a culture where everyone is welcome and feels they can succeed. The moderators Zack Rubinstein and Rachel Luff are part of the Global I&D team at Expedia Group leading Inclusion Learning strategies.
Expedia Group defines "ally" as any person who wants to take action for the equality of a marginalized group that they're not a part of, and they credit the video “5 Tips for Being an Ally” featuring @chescaleigh for this definition. And while "ally" is traditionally used as a noun, we now need to think about it as a verb. Allyship isn’t an identity, but an action. By being an ally, and specifically by understanding your own privilege and actively taking action to support others, you can create more inclusive workspaces and communities. In other words, being an ally is something you do ... and not something you are. And the best part? Allyship is something that everyone can practice. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Zack Rubinstein, Senior Program Manager, Global I&D team
Rachel Luff, Inclusion & Learning Program Manager, Global I&D team