Superpower: male colleagues urged to ‘hero’ women at work


Superpower: male colleagues urged to ‘hero’ women at work

A panel of female leaders highlighted action men can take to tackle gender inequality at work on International Women’s Day 2023.

A focus on men might not be the first thing you’d expect from a panel of senior female leaders discussing gender inequality on International Women’s day (IWD), 8 March 2023.

But speakers at an event, titled ‘How to hero women at work for the future’, organised by management consultancy r10, had practical advice for men to help defeat sexism at work. Sexism manifests in the gender pay gap, the motherhood penalty, a lack of support for the women experiencing the menopause, and a failure to improve things for the next generation of working women, the audience heard.

And tackling gender inequality is more urgent than ever as days before IWD 2023, the UN Commission on the Status of Women said that gender equality remained "300 years away".

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