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.