It is a common feature of gender equality events that most of the attendees are women so we often miss out on the male voice when discussing issues that affect us all such as work-life balance, wellbeing and workplace culture.
Last year the Athena SWAN team addressed this by surveying* our male colleagues on their experience of gender equality in the workplace.
This year we are using the occasion of International Men’s Day to hold a panel and audience discussion, on the key themes arising from the survey:
- Does it feel that gender equality initiatives are targeted only at women?
- Is there a macho culture that prevents an inclusive one?
- What is it like being a Dad at the University?
The event is being held in Grimond Lecture Theatre 3, Tuesday 19 November. Teas, coffees and afternoon treats from 14.30 and discussion 15.00-16.00.
Everyone is welcome! Book your place and pass on the details to any colleagues you think may be interested.
*You can read more about the responses to our gender equality surveys on our Equality Matters blog.