[Event Report] CCCJ・McGill MBA Japan Gender Diversity 2nd Roundtable

[Event Report] CCCJ・McGill MBA Japan Gender Diversity 2nd Roundtable

Following a highly successful first CCCJ – McGill Japan Gender Diversity roundtable held earlier in June, a second roundtable was hosted by Akiko Kosuda, member of the CCCJ's Honorary Board of Advisors, Senior Advisor to the Japan PFI/PPP Association, and Tokyo Girls Collection Executive Committee Supervisor, on October 15th at the Roppongi Hills Club.

At the event, all 13 Participants – both men and women – shared their personal experiences, views and ideas on how to best promote men’s ownership in the workplace and further engage them in Gender Diversity initiatives. With the recent social shift towards a more gender-neutral approach to overcome persisting bias and resolve gender-related conflicts that arise in the workplace, men – particularly male managers - are increasingly called upon to take a more active role in fostering corporate change.

The key takeaways from the discussion were:

• Help men recognize that gender bias exists through various means (e.g. role-playing, Internet blogs and forums, informal meetings, company newsletters, etc.)
• Use social proof (e.g. influential managers, especially men) to support diversity initiatives
• Show the advantages for everyone
• Make it clear that diversity includes men too
• Make it a way of doing business

To find out more about how you can create an inclusive workplace, please see the attachment provided by CATALYST, which is accessible at the bottom this page. 

The next roundtable will be held on January 14th, 2016. If you would like to join, please contact us at admin [at] cccj.or.jp


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