The Courage to Be Uncomfortable: Men As Allies

As diversity and inclusion goals expand from recruiting and mentorship in order to increase the representation of women, people of color and LGBTQ+ through employee resource groups and empowerment, organizations are more aware of men are an abundant and underused resource. As the #MeToo #TimesUp and #BlackLivesMatter movements continue to confront racism, misogyny and power dynamics, many men are hesitant to get involved for fear of reprisal. To make the changes required, someone has to go first. Panelists will explore how men can move through the fear of inevitable missteps with empathy and support for each other while embracing the reality that their differences and their advantages are vital to culture change and equity. That the cost of courage is necessary in order to connect.

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Ray Arata

Better Man Conference

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Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown Consulting

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Elfi Martinez

Jennifer Brown Consulting

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Jim Massey


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