Navigating gender equality at work
At work, men can be the forgotten half of the gender equality equation.
Many men want to be involved in the conversation – but they might not know where to start. Change Makers gives men the skills they need to be partners in the business of gender equality.
“The topics covered were extremely relevant, and were well-researched. The facilitators created a safe space for men to ask questions they would not normally feel comfortable asking in front of colleagues or friends, and the facilitators were very honest with their answers.”
—CHANGE MAKERS PARTICIPANT
Who's it for?
The course is designed for men who want to become better managers and leaders. Change Makers will assist in their understanding of how a gender-equal workplace can benefit them, the organisation in which they work and the teams they work in.
What is Change Makers?
- Intensive, two-day live program delivered online, presented by expert facilitators and subject matter experts, including our presenting partners Marque Lawyers and Diversity Partners
- Nine curated modules covering formal training on workplace laws around sexual harassment, practical topics like performance review bias, and tips for mentoring and advocating for women in the workforce
- Interactive exercises and custom video content designed to guide participants to develop their own practical strategies for building more gender-equal workplaces
- Regular break-out rooms and large group Q&A sessions for engaging (and sometimes difficult) conversations in a safe space
Why does your organisation need to be involved?
Investing in gender equality in your workplace is not just the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do.
Gender equality in the workplace:
- Increases staff engagement and retention: Turnover can cost up to 200% of an employee’s salary. Annually, the Australian economy loses $385 million in avoidable recruitment costs.
- Increases productivity: Psychologically safe organisations outperform their peers across performance and productivity metrics.
- Increases profitability and reduces risks:
- Female top-tier managers add 6.6% in market value to ASX companies.*
- Companies with gender diverse executive teams were 21% more likely to outperform their counterparts on profitability.**
- The presence of just one more woman on a corporate board reduces financial, legal and human resourcing risks.***
* Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)
**McKinsey & Company
***International Monetary Fund
Who is the team behind Change Makers?
The Future Women team has worked in consultation with business leaders, government heads of department, human resources professionals, and the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins to create a course that will result in real change. The course has been developed by:
Tarang Chawla is a writer, speaker, MC, anti-violence campaigner and mental health advocate. In 2015, he founded Not One More Niki, named in honour of his sister, Nikita. Tarang is a Young Australian of the Year Finalist.
Marc Dodd is an award winning journalist and the Editor of Nine.com.au. In 2015 he was part of the team that won the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Online News Breaking.
Dr Katie Spearritt is CEO and Founder of Diversity Partners, a highly respected professional services firm providing consulting advice to organisations on diversity, flexibility, and inclusive leadership in Australia and Asia.
Jamila Rizvi is FW's Chief Creative Officer, as well as a best-selling author, sought after public speaker, podcast presenter and gender equality advocate.
- The cost is $3,000 per participant, excluding GST, and places are limited
- On-boarding materials, pre-reading, and pre-workshop activities will be sent from 10 February 2022
- If you would like to register a group for your organisation, please email [email protected]
- If you would like to register an individual, please join the program below.
Placements purchased in the Change Makers program are non-refundable, but can either be transferred to a future course date or transferred to another participant from the same organisation with a notice period of 48 hours before the program commences.
“I wanted to say thank you for an inspiring few days. [They] were fantastic facilitators, creating a very safe and welcoming environment from the outset which enabled the group to maximise the opportunity we were afforded.”
—CHANGE MAKERS PARTICIPANT