Men As Allies 2017 | Working Mother

Men As Allies 2017

Date May 8, 2017
Time 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location 383 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10179

About

Men have played a critical role in our progress toward achieving gender equality in the corporate world. But there is much left to be accomplished. Bias – especially regarding women of color and multicultural women – stubbornly remains. In order to overcome that bias and reach full gender parity, it will take men of courage, conscience, and good will, men who are committed to and actively engaged in creating cultural change in their workplaces.

Male allies must be engaged at every level in the corporation: from the C-suite all the way down to first-line supervisors. We need all men -- and all women -- to understand the critical importance of leaving no woman behind.

Join us for our ground-breaking third annual Men As Allies Summit. You will hear success stories from pioneering gender equity programs from some of the biggest companies in the country. They will discuss what it took to bring more women into top leadership roles, and they will talk frankly about the challenges they had to overcome. There will also be special time allotted for white attendees to hear the perspective of women of color/multicultural women, and vice versa. The goal of this experiential part of the Summit is to deepen everyone’s understanding of what it takes for the other to lead, and to open more doors for all women.

Attendees are required to register as male/female leadership pairs. Pairs should be aware that all discussions taking place during the summit will remain confidential. Attendees are urged to invite their senior leadership and C-suite executives to a post-event reception.

Read about the 2016 event

To view photos from Men As Allies 2017, please click link below.

Men as Allies 2017 event photos

Nearby Hotels:

Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-883-1234

The Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45th Street at Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 888-TEDDY-NY

W New York
541 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-755-1200

Agenda

8:00am Registration / Breakfast

8:45am Welcome Remarks

Subha V. Barry / Senior Vice President, Managing Director / Working Mother Media
Patricia David / Managing Director, Senior Diversity Advisor / J.P. Morgan Chase

9:15 Opening Keynote: The Heart of Masculinity

Michael Kaufman, Ph.D. / Author, Cracking the Armour: Power, Pain and the Lives of Men

10:00am Break

10:30am Gender Partnership Storytalks: What Makes Gender Equality Programs Work
Four expert practitioners in bringing gender equality to their companies briefly tell their stories, focusing on 1) the initial gender-equity problem(s) identified at their firms, 2) the solutions implemented, and 3) the results of the work done. These will be followed by an intelligent and lively conversation among the speakers. Toward the end of the session, we will leave time for Q&A from the audience. Participants will walk away with proven strategies to engage men as advocates for leveling the playing field.

MODERATOR
Captain David Smith, Ph.D / Co-author, Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women / Assoc. Professor, U.S. Naval Academy

PRESENTERS
Kendra Thomas / VP & Global Head of D&I / Pearson
Catherine Verhoff / VP and Chief Diversity Officer / PGIM
Dean Wunderle / Director, Human Resources, North America Sales / P&G
Matthew McCarthy / Vice President Foods North America / Unilever

12:15pm Keynote Luncheon

David Arena/ Head of Global Real Estate, Managing Director / J.P. Morgan Chase
Marisa Galioto / Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate / J.P. Morgan Chase
Jessica Holmes / Executive Director, Global Real Estate Portfolio Management / J.P. Morgan Chase
Valerie Rainford / Head of Advancing Black Leaders and Diversity Advancement Strategies / J.P. Morgan Chase

1:30pm Executive Summary: Men as Allies for Multicultural Women Research

Suzanne Richards / Director of Research / Working Mother Media

1:45pm Introduction to Fishbowl Workshops - Multicultural Women: Left Out in the Cold?

Subha V. Barry / Senior Vice President, Managing Director / Working Mother Media

2:00pm Fishbowl Exercises
This year’s extremely popular fishbowl workshops will focus on the experiences of and attitudes toward women of color and multicultural women. We will begin with an inner circle (where conversation takes place) consisting of women of color/multicultural women and an outer circle (which listens without speaking) consisting of men and white women. After the first round, participants change places and the listeners share their own experiences and their thoughts about what they just heard, while the women of color/multicultural women listen. Participants tell us this powerful format results in both eye-opening moments and heartfelt understanding.

GROUP FACILITATORS
Deborah Munster / Executive Director / Diversity Best Practices
Carol Watson / Senior Director, Global Member Engagement / Diversity Best Practices

3:45pm CALL TO ACTION: COMMITMENTS FOR CHANGE
This participant-driven session focuses on action plans/commitments derived from the day’s experiences.

Subha V. Barry / Senior Vice President, Managing Director / Working Mother Media

See the 2016 agenda here, Men As Allies Agenda 2016.

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Speakers

  • Head of Global Real Estate, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Working Mother Media
  • Managing Director, Senior Diversity Advisor, J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Executive Director, Real Estate Integration, J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Executive Director, Global Real Estate Portfolio Management, J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Author, Cracking the Armour: Power, Pain and the Lives of Men
  • VP Foods North America, Unilever
  • Executive Director, Diversity Best Practices
  • Director of Research, Working Mother Media
  • Head of Advancing Black Leaders and Diversity Advancement Strategies, J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Co-Author, Athena Rising, How and Why Men Should Mentor Women and Associate Professor of Sociology, U.S. Naval Academy
  • VP & Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Pearson
  • VP and Chief Diversity Officer, PGIM
  • Senior Director, Global Member Engagement, Diversity Best Practices
  • Director, Human Resources, North America Sales, P&G

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