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Engaging Allies: Resources Focused on Workplace Equality

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What advice and models worth emulating do top companies have to offer to broaden the conversation about workplace equality? We compiled this list of resources to capture some emerging thought leadership.

Deloitte: The gender divide: Making the business case for investing in women

“Half the talent on earth may have different values and priorities that occur at different points in their careers. If you don’t understand that, and how to tailor your own approach, you may lose them.”
http://www.deloitte.com/investinginwomen

Ernst & Young LLP Cultivating Men as Allies
“In 2006 Ernst & Young LLP decided to make a more conscious effort to engage men in conversations about gender equity. Two features of the effort include firm-wide leadership workshops, and locally-driven workshops and solution-building…”
http://www.catalyst.org/publication/454/ernst-young-llpcultivating-men-as-allies

Why Men Matter in the Work/Life Debate, by Melissa De Witte
“America is one of the four countries in the world that lack concrete policies for paid parental leave…” 
http://www.theglasshammer.com/news/2010/09/28/why-men-matter-in-the-worklife-debate/

Catalyst: Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives: What Change Agents Need to Know
“…[B]efore individuals will support efforts to right an inequality they must first recognize that the inequality exists. Men who were more aware of gender bias were more likely to say that it was important to them to achieve gender equality…” 
http://www.catalyst.org/publication/323/engaging-men-in-gender-initiatives-what-change-agents-need-to-know

Catalyst: Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives: Stacking the Deck for Success
In this report, Catalyst examines factors that can heighten or dampen men’s interest in acquiring skills to become effective change agents for gender equality at work…” 
http://www.catalyst.org/publication/349/engaging-men-in-gender-initiatives-stacking-the-deck-for-success

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