Former Events

MARC Leaders Workshop
Jan 31 – Feb 1; DC/Metro Area, USA
Hosted by Northrop Grumman Corp.
MARC Leaders enables participants to leverage the collective wisdom, experience, and influence of a cross-company network to enhance their own leadership effectiveness and catalyze change in their organizations. As participants sharpen awareness of inequalities, unconscious biases, and privilege, they will develop and hone skills to drive change.


MARC Leaders Workshop
Jan 11 - 12; Geneva, Swizterland
Hosted by Procter & Gamble
MARC Leaders enables participants to leverage the collective wisdom, experience, and influence of a cross-company network to enhance their own leadership effectiveness and catalyze change in their organizations. As participants sharpen awareness of inequalities, unconscious biases, and privilege, they will develop and hone skills to drive change.


MARC Leaders Workshop
May 11-12, 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Sponsored by CIBC
MARC Leaders enables participants to leverage the collective wisdom, experience, and influence of a cross-company network to enhance their own leadership effectiveness and catalyze change in their organizations. As participants sharpen awareness of inequalities, unconscious biases, and privilege, they will develop and hone skills to drive change.

MARC Leaders Workshop
May 9-10, 2016 - Atlanta, Georgia
Hosted by Kimberly- Clark Corporation
MARC Leaders enables participants to leverage the collective wisdom, experience, and influence of a cross-company network to enhance their own leadership effectiveness and catalyze change in their organizations. As participants sharpen awareness of inequalities, unconscious biases, and privilege, they will develop and hone skills to drive change.

MARC Leaders Workshop
April 13-14, 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland
Hosted by Cargill
MARC Leaders enables participants to leverage the collective wisdom, experience, and influence of a cross-company network to enhance their own leadership effectiveness and catalyze change in their organizations. As participants sharpen awareness of inequalities, unconscious biases, and privilege, they will develop and hone skills to drive change.

MARC Leaders Workshop
February 11-12, 2016 - Boston, MA
Hosted by PAREXEL
MARC Leaders enables participants to leverage the collective wisdom, experience, and influence of a cross-company network to enhance their own leadership effectiveness and catalyze change in their organizations. As participants sharpen awareness of inequalities, unconscious biases, and privilege, they will develop and hone skills to drive change.

MARC Leaders Workshop
November 11-12, 2015 - London, UK
Hosted by PAREXEL
MARC Leaders enables participants to leverage the collective wisdom, experience, and influence of a cross-company network to enhance their own leadership effectiveness and catalyze change in their organizations. As participants sharpen awareness of inequalities, unconscious biases, and privilege, they will develop and hone skills to drive change.

MARC Leaders Workshop
June 29-30, 2015 - Berlin, Germany
Hosted by PAREXEL
MARC Leaders enables participants to leverage the collective wisdom, experience, and influence of a cross-company network to enhance their own leadership effectiveness and catalyze change in their organizations. As participants sharpen awareness of inequalities, unconscious biases, and privilege, they will develop and hone skills to drive change.

Part 2 - ​Lockheed Martin: Engaging Men in Lockheed Martin’s Women Accelerating Tomorrow Initiative

May 27, 2015, 11:00 - 12:00 EST

Jeff Barth, Director, Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) at Catalyst, and Michael Welp, Co-Founder of White Men as Full Diversity Partners (WMFDP), will facilitate a conversation with Lockheed Martin regarding their Catalyst Award-winning strategies to engage men in gender diversity.

This is the second webinar in this series. In the first, we explored components of this ground-breaking initiative and introduced tailored solutions for bringing men to the forefront of diversity and inclusion strategies. This follow up conversation will focus on unanswered audience questions and further explore key strategies used in the ELOIT initiative, Catalyst research and WMFDP’s expertise surrounding sustaining workplace inclusion.

We invite you to review the first webinar and come prepared with your comments and questions. Feel free to contact us in advance with content you’d like discussed.
 
Panelists:
Jeff Parker, Sr. Consultant, Corporate Diversity & Inclusion, Lockheed Martin
Rainia Washington, Vice President of Culture, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Programs, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Disrupt: Redefining the Role of Men as Full Partners in Gender Equality

March 26, 2015
1:00 to 2:45 EST

At this panel, participants analyzed key takeaways from Catalyst’s engaging men research, grappled with assumptions about why men are not typically active participants in gender equity efforts, and learned strategies for engaging both women and men in leading these efforts. Attendees were introduced to Catalyst’s initiative, MARC Leaders (Men Advocating Real Change), a new six-month program that fosters collaborative relationships among senior and emerging male leaders who are committed to promoting workplace inclusion. A panel of experts from AT&T, Dell, Rockwell Automation, Walmart, and WMFDP discussed why it’s challenging to recognize instances of incivility in the workplace, why understanding male/dominant culture is essential to success, and how individual leaders can enhance their own inclusive leadership skills to create fundamental culture shifts at work.

Moderators:
  • Jeff Barth, Program Director, MARC (Men Advocating Real Change), Catalyst
  • Elizabeth R. Salib, PhD, Senior Associate, Research, Catalyst  

Speakers:
  • George F. Cleveland; Assistant Vice President, AT&T Mobility Services
  • John Lavorato, VP, Global Sales Operations, Dell Inc.
  • Ben Newton, Senior Director - U.S. Ethics, Walmart
  • Steve Proudman, Senior Associate, White Men as Full Diversity Partners
  • Steve Stall, Business Segment Leader, Culture of Inclusion, Rockwell Automation
Lockheed Martin: Engaging Men in Lockheed Martin’s Women Accelerating Tomorrow Initiative

Thursday, February 19, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT)

Jeff Barth, Director, Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) at Catalyst, and Michael Welp, Co-Founder of White Men as Full Diversity Partners (WMFDP), will facilitate a conversation with Lockheed Martin regarding their Catalyst Award-winning strategies to engage men in gender diversity. The U.S.-based initiative, Women Accelerating Tomorrow, draws on a variety of programs, processes, and tools to support women’s advancement as part of a broad strategic effort to attract, develop, and retain diverse talent in a highly technical and engineering-focused industry. Engaging leaders, with men as a high priority, has been established through inclusion workshops and experiential learning, such as the Effective Leadership of Inclusive Teams (ELOIT) labs and summits.

Click here for a recording of this webinar.


2014 WEPAN ChangeLeaderForum
Managing Culture, the Business Case for Change, and Improving Engagement in Change Initiatives

10 June 2014
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. CT

Jeff Barth, Program Manager, Catalyst, will present research on engaging men in gender initiatives, the benefits of inclusive leadership, and key research findings from Rockwell Automation’s program, “Calling all White Men: Can Training Help Create Inclusive Workplaces?” Attendees will also be introduced to the program MARC (Men Advocating Real Change), launched in 2012 to empower members to engage in candid conversations about gender and its impact in the workplace.


In Honor of Father’s Day
9 June 2014


On June 9th, the United States White House welcomed working dads, advocates, researchers, and businesses to explore the breadth of roles dads play today, the new realities dads experience balancing career and family, and how both businesses and working families can benefit from progressive workplace policies. Anothony Mitchell, Senior Member Manager, Atlanta, Catalyst and MARC blogger Scott Behson took part in two panels on the business case for paternity leave and flex policies aimed at fathers and mothers.
 
Free Webinar: Engaging Men and MARC: Critical Conversations

30 October 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

FOR A RECORDING OF THIS WEBINAR CLICK HERE

Critical conversations are open-ended, judgment-free discussions where the goal is to learn and explore different perspectives. Candid yet respectful dialogue about our differences (and lots of it) is the foundation for building a more inclusive workplace and achieving concrete change.

In this interactive webinar, MARC members and bloggers will share personal stories about learning from our differences. The discussion will be led by Catalyst’s Mike Otterman, MARC Program Manager, and Jeanine Prime, Vice President & Center Leader, Catalyst Research Center for Advancing Leader Effectiveness, alongside MARC blogger Michael Kimmel, SUNY University Distinguished Professor of Sociology at SUNY Stony Brook, and Steven Stall, Business Manager, Operations, Customer Support and Maintenance at Rockwell Automation. 


Engaging Men EU Roundtable Tour 

Join us at the Catalyst Europe Engaging Men Roundtable Tour in London, Zurich and Amsterdam as we discuss the topic of men and masculinity in the workplace with local thought leaders, and learn about Catalyst research on creating male champions. Attendees will also be introduced to Catalyst’s online community, MARC, which was launched in 2012 to empower members to engage in candid conversations about gender, its impact in the workplace, and how to lead change through member-generated advice, insights and best practices. 

LONDON: 14 MAY 2013 9:00 – 11:00 BST
ZURICH: 16 MAY 2013 9:00 - 11:00 CET

AMSTERDAM: 28 MAY, 2013 10:00 - 12:00 CEST feat. Lars Einar Engstrom
 

These events are recommended for individuals who support Catalyst’s mission of promoting opportunities for women and men through the active involvement and investment of male colleagues and for those interested in learning more about MARC. We invite interested women attendees to register with a male colleague or champion and to share these opportunities with their network. Please contact us for location-specific information. And please s
tay tuned for details about an engaging men roundtable in Madrid in June 2013!

Men Advocating Real Change Tweet Chat

Please join our #MARC Tweet Chat on Tuesday, May 28 at 11 AM EST as we tackle the tough questions raised by MARC blogger Martin Davidson in his blog post, In Search of a Safe Port. What role should women play, if at all, in helping men further gender diversity? On hand will be Martin Davidson (@levdifference) and MARC blogger Amitabh Kumar (@AmiFromIndia). Participate via Twitter.com or use Tweetchat.com for a more streamlined view. Use hashtag #MARC to follow the conversation and ask questions along the way.
Update: This tweet chat has been archived - click here to read.



Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives, sponsored by Halliburton 

Join Catalyst (speakers TBA) on May 7 in Houston, TX for a discussion on the research series Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives and Men Advocating Real Change. A senior executive panel from Rockwell Automation will discuss the key research findings from Rockwell’s program “Calling all White Men: Can Training Help Create Inclusive Workplaces?” We request that at least 50% of attendees from each member company be male executives. For more information and to RSVP, please email mfeeback@catalyst.org by May 3, 2013.

May 7, 2013, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Halliburton North Belt Facility
Life Center
3000 N. Sam Houston Pkwy
E Houston, TX 77032

Catalyst Awards Conference Meet-Up: MARC

Inspired by the most popular posts of our MARC bloggers, this meetup be talking about the subtle behaviors that can undermine inclusion. We know MARC members have a lot of knowledge about how to interrupt these patterns and we’ll be asking you to share your stories, strategies and witty comebacks for dealing with the divisive yet often unintentional slights that hinder productivity in the workplace.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM EST
Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, NYC

Thought Leaders NYC MeetUp feat. Martin Davidson and Lars Engstrom

Almost one year ago, Men Advocating Real Change was launched to connect and empower men who share a commitment to gender equality and workplace inclusion. With more than 100 blog posts published, over 500 MARC members, and more than 17,000 total site visits, we're always on the lookout for expertise and personal experiences to sustain this stellar growth. As a thought leader on men’s roles as inclusive leaders, we invite you to join MARC expert bloggers Martin Davidson PhD, and Lars Einar Engstrom for a breakfast discussion on how to shape and realize the potential of MARC as a force for change in the workplace. 

Facilitated by MARC Community Managers Mike Otterman and Jeanine Prime, PhD
 
Special Guests:
- Martin N. Davidson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business Administration,  Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, and author of The End of Diversity as We Know It: Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed (2011)
- Lars Einar Engström, senior partner, Edcolby AB, and author of Confessions of a Sexist (2008), Your Career in Your Hands (2011) and Thoughts of a Sexist (2012)
 
Monday, February 25, 2013
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM EST
 
CATALYST OFFICES
120 Wall Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10005


MARC Webinar Australia feat. Russell and Roderick

Date & Time: 13 February 2013 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Australian EDT
Price: $150.00
Catalyst Member Price: Free

Join Jeanine Prime, PhD, Vice President, Research, and Mike Otterman, Social Media Manager, as they introduce to our Australian members Men Advocating Real Change (MARC), a male-focused online learning community for professionals committed to achieving equality in the workplace. The event includes a live Q&A with:

 
  • Graeme Russell, an Australian MARC blogger and a renowned expert on men, fatherhood, flexibility and organizational change strategies
  • Troy Roderick, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Telstra Corporation. Troy is focused on embedding effective management of difference and inclusive practice in everyday business for Telstra’s customers, communities and people. Troy’s work in this space was recognized with the 2010 Catalyst Award.
This event is designed for Catalyst members in Australia who support our mission of promoting opportunities for women and men through the active involvement and investment of male colleagues. It is complimentary to participants from Catalyst member organizations; others are charged a registration fee of $150 USD. Please note, the time of the event is in Australian time. 


Catalyst India Engaging Men Workshop: Bangalore

Date & Time: 6 Feb 2013 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Bangalore

Aarti Shyamsunder, Research Manager, India, and Nikki Lamba, Senior Associate, Member Relations, present on Catalyst research, “Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives” at a half-day workshop aimed at raising awareness about the critical role that men can play as change agents. The session, hosted byCatalyst India WRC and Ernst & Young in Bangalore, India, will focus on breaking down barriers, enhancing engagement, and building networks of women and men to promote inclusion. Contact Nikki Lamba for registration and details.

Catalyst India Engaging Men Workshop: Delhi

Date & Time: 4 Feb 2013 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Delhi

Aarti Shyamsunder, Research Manager, India, and Nikki Lamba, Senior Associate, Member Relations, present on Catalyst research, “Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives” at a half-day workshop aimed at raising awareness about the critical role that men can play as change agents. The session, hosted byCatalyst India WRC and Fluor Daniel India Pvt. Ltd in Delhi, India, will focus on breaking down barriers, enhancing engagement, and building networks of women and men to promote inclusion. Contact Nikki Lamba for registration and details.


"Women in Leadership Conference: Gaining the Edge - Leveraging Women’s Competitive Strengths" - 11/3/12

This conference, sponsored by Yale's Women's Leadership Initiative, will feature MARC's Lars Einar Engstrom, Michael Kimmel and Mike Otterman. This event is private and intended for the Yale community only.

MARC Member Webinar - 9/20/12

Our first MARC
 webinar featured MARC bloggers Bill Proudman, Michael Kimmel and Frank McCloskey, who shared steps men can take to promote equality and improve cross-gender relationships in the workplace. Tips included:
 
  • Be a role model to other men by forming high-quality relationships with women colleagues. As a leader, your relationships—who you share information, resources and your time with—create power dynamics and hierarchies in your organization. Ask yourself, do my relationships with colleagues signal—even unwittingly—that men are more valued than women? (56% webinar attendees said that more men leaders need to role model positive cross-gender relationships.
  • Support other men in making positive changes in the workplace, like taking paternity leave. Say, to your male peers, “You want to take paternity leave? That’s great! You’ll be an excellent father.”
  • Don’t try to protect the women you mentor or sponsor from failure or risky opportunities—don’t make assumptions about what challenges women colleagues can take on. Give women the respect of offering the same opportunities that you offer to men.
  • Let go of the myth of meritocracy and unconscious scripting. Study and expose ways in which women and men are held to different standards.
You are welcome to listen to the recorded webinar by clicking here.

NYC MARC Meetup - 9/7/12

The goal of our first MARC Meetup was to take the virtual to the physicalfacilitate face-to-face meetings between MARC members. In attendance were MARC bloggers Michael Kimmel and Lars Einar Engstrom, who had just sat down with Fox News earlier that morning to discuss MARC. We were also joined by Catalyst's Michael Chamberlain, several senior Chubb employees, the founder of NYC Dads Group (which boasts more than 600 stay-at-home and working dads), a cable news producer, and Matt Wallaert, the creator of GetRaised.com. During the 2-hour luncheon session, we discussed challenges around:
 
  • The gender pay gap—how it harms women and men
  • Workplace norms—men’s fear of the “daddy track”
  • Cross-sex friendships—The When Harry Met Sally “guys and girls can’t be friends” ethos that place women at a disadvantage in establishing the relationships that can make a difference to their careers

 

 

 

 

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