Webinar: Promoting gender equality in the workplace: an inclusive approach

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Start Date: 17 May 2018

Start Time: 12:30 PM

End Time: 1:30 PM

Duration: 1 hour

Capacity: 500

You are invited to attend this webinar, organised by CMI Women London & South East, that will explore discriminatory behaviours and transgressions in the workplace.

Building on the CMI Broken Windows report results, our speaker, Mark Harrison, Head of Inclusion at the University of London, will provide practical insights on how to address them on a day-to-day basis from both a female and male perspective. 

In particular, in recognition of the key role played by men, especially in senior roles, Mark will look at how men can be part of the solution by taking action and supporting female colleagues address these behaviours.

Mark’s presentation will focus on the following key areas:

  • Promote a positive work place culture– play your part – understand and question micro-behaviours that undermine women. Many are unintentional, but the impact is real and detrimental.
  • Participate in gender equality initiatives– it's not right that the burden of fixing this imbalance should fall to women. So be a 'role-model' and join staff groups and contribute to the change.
  • Support individual female colleagues– particularly as a (female or male) manager – recognise the impact of imposter syndrome and adopt a coaching style to promote personal growth and confidence. In time, this will help to address the imbalance at the top and increase workplace satisfaction and productivity.
  • Champion learning opportunities- Senior managers can adopt initiatives to promote awareness of what is unacceptable behaviour (active bystander and unconscious bias training) in the workplace and how to address it in a productive manner.
  • Adopt workplace protocols that promote equality(e.g. meeting time protocols and paternity leave) – this will contribute to the necessary cultural shift.
  • Get the message out there- take opportunities to celebrate women and men who have made positive contributions to improved gender equality.

This webinar will be insightful for both female and male professionals wanting to hear more about how to respond to these behaviours.

You will need access to an internet-connected PC with headphones or speakers/microphone, and will just need to follow the on-screen instructions to log in. There will be opportunities to ask questions.


Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison, Head of Inclusion, University of London

Mark has worked on the inclusion and equality agenda for the past 10 years in roles spanning the housing, charity and the Higher Education sector.

During that time, Mark has developed national guidance on responding to domestic violence; delivered 5th place in the Stonewall top 100 index for a housing association and published a new approach to addressing sexual abuse in Higher Education, recently recognised as best practice in this area.

Mark has been a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion’s (ENEI) Executive Steering Committee since 2015 and is in a new role established by the University of London in recognition of its commitment to inclusion.

Additional Information

CMI Women London & South East in partnership with the University of London.

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Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Network Support at network.support@managers.org.uk or by telephone on 01535 207394.

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