What we're about

Gender equality is an issue of international economic and social importance.
We know there is much more we can do to make a difference.

For too long, women alone have led the way advocating for and achieving hard-won improvements when so many men hold the power and influence to help advance this work.

The focus of this Meetup group is on working together to achieve a significant and sustainable improvement in the unacceptably low levels of women in technology and leadership. Advancement rates are low, and the pace of change has been too slow.

We are following the not-for-profit Institute, Male Champions of Change Ltd's strategy as an innovative intervention that can help in shifting entrenched gender inequalities. The MCC coalition now encompasses eight groups, amounting to around 130 leaders across Australian sectors and industries.

Like them, we want to be up front and say that being a Male Champion of Change on gender equality requires genuine commitment – time, investment and innovation. We aim to share with you approaches and resources to help you get started, get momentum and accelerate your impact in your own working environments.
None of us can claim to have everything right. Yet we are resolute that championing change on gender equality cannot wait until we can all claim to be perfect role models.

It starts with those of us who are willing to step up, work together, listen, learn and lead with action.

At each Meetup you can expect to hear from real people with real experiences of their own that have successfully achieved change. Thought leaders, experts, change agents, role models. You will take inspiration and tangible strategies away to use in your own work environments. And you will join a likeminded community of people like you who want to be the change they seek, because this is important.

Upcoming events (2)

Tackling Everyday Sexism

Versent Pty Limited

Join us for this meetup where we'll be tackling the controversial topic of Everyday Sexism in the tech environment. CONTEXT: "Isn’t this just ‘political correctness gone mad?" We’ve all heard this said. Often. This common response to calling out everyday sexism has become one of the most significant barriers to tackling it. Particularly when ‘getting the joke’ or ‘not rocking the boat’ is an important part of fitting in and job success. There are consequences for relationships, reputations and careers, for those who speak up, so people stay silent, laugh it off or pretend it doesn’t bother them. We recognise that perhaps the intent is not malicious. But we have to get better at responding to behaviour that is unhelpful and excludes people. And we need to own what we say and take full responsibility for the consequences of our words and conduct. The same goes for our silence and inaction. It's not an easy topic, but it's a great one for the Men Championing Change group to get out in the open and talk about. And more than that, hack some solutions to take back to our teams and help make better work environments for everyone. We're fortunate to have the inimitable Ben Meneses Sosa (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-meneses-sosa/), Development Manager at Ansarada, joining us to run the session. And in light of the recent news that UTS is making a 10-point adjustment to address gender imbalance in engineering & computing (https://bit.ly/2MLxbrN), we'll also be talking about the impact this could have on sexism in tech - get ready to be involved on this one! This meetup is hosted and sponsored by one of the hottest startups in Australia right now, Versent https://versent.com.au/ ! More details to follow.

SAVE THE DATE! MCC 2nd Birthday feat. CTO Roundtable & MCC Awards

Full details to follow. Come help us celebrate turning 2 years old (yes, there will be cake)...

Past Events

"Who gets promoted? Based on what?"

ARQ Group

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