Men Allies for Gender Equity Workshop
This two-hour interactive workshop encourages and equips men to serve as effective allies for gender equity in STEM settings. To begin, we highlight Iowa State University data on the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women as well as the importance of institutional climate. Next, we overview recent literature that helps explain why and how gender inequity occurs. Lastly, we introduce and develop concepts, vocabulary, actions, and practical skills to promote gender equity. The workshop is structured as an interactive conversation with opportunities to learn, ask questions, and practice skills through scenario-based exercises.
Learning Goals: Workshop participants will:
• understand the context of gender inequity in academia and Iowa State University, with particular emphasis on STEM fields
be introduced to relevant concepts and literature, including unconscious bias and male privilege.
learn how to get started as an Ally, including individual actions for Allies
use scenarios to practice Ally skills
obtain resources to assist personal development and/or establish Advocates and Allies programs