Masculinity in the Workplace
After the successful Father’s in the Workplace event, Token Man and HeANDShe are delighted to be collaborating once more.
Token Man is an initiative to give men in industry a better understanding of the challenges women face in business and a greater empathy for when they are in the minority. We hope to achieve individual behaviour change that fuels a cultural shift in the workplace, enabling men in a tangible way to contribute to the movement for gender equality.
The HeANDShe conference series, founded by Roxanne Hobbs of the Hobbs Consultancy, is designed to bring men along to the gender conversation, and explore how both men and women are held back by gender stereotypes.
On International Men’s Day we are instigating a conversation about masculinity in the workplace.
Masculinity is in the news – but for the wrong reasons. Stress and mental health issues are on the rise while unconscious bias means it is harder for men to ‘lean in’ at home. Yet our constructs around masculinity mean that it is sometimes hard for men to ask for the support they need.
Perhaps it’s time for masculinity to evolve. How can the workplace be a microcosm for the change we want to see in the world? How do we create a more modern, inclusive and open workplace culture that works for men, women and everyone? And what have people already done to create positive change in the workplace?
We will be covering this and more with a fantastic line-up of speakers which include:
Jordan Stephens, Actor, Musician for former Hip Hop duo Rizzle Kicks and Spokesperson for mental Health Charity “I AM WHOLE”
Laura Radcliffe, Lecturer in Organisational Psychology at The University of Liverpool
Xavier Rees, CEO, Havas
Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA, Twitter
Simon Gunning, CEO, Campaign Against Living Miserably
Sophia Thakur, Spoken Word Poet