MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) is a one-of-a-kind community created for professional men who share a common commitment to creating equitable and inclusive workplaces. MARC members are becoming more effective leaders by engaging in candid dialogue about inclusion challenges and by learning from peers and issue experts—both virtually, on the MARC community website, and in person, through leadership development programs. Membership is free.
MARC-to-Go is our weekly newsletter that keeps members up-to-date on MARC’s latest news and resources, and drives a deepening awareness of inequality and opportunities for solution.
MARC Leaders is an immersive program focused on engaging men as change agents who lead efforts to bring greater diversity to the workplace. MARC Leaders 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. "I became more aware of my own personal biases and gained a better appreciation for the critical role that men play in driving systemic change."
— MARC Leaders Participant
MARC Leaders Programming MARC Leaders Workshops enable emerging and senior male leaders to develop critical inclusive-leadership strategies; sharpen awareness of inequalities, unconscious biases, and privilege; and hone skills to make lasting impact. Over 1.5 days, participants are challenged to enhance their own leadership effectiveness and discuss ways to effect change in their respective organizations. This workshop is designed for up to 60 individuals per session.
The MARC Leaders Executive Session lays the foundation for executive teams and/or senior leaders to engage more effectively as change agents who lead workplace inclusion efforts. The session provides research and practice-based insights, exploration of work culture and assumptions that impact collaboration, as well as application of inclusive leadership as a change strategy. This program is designed for up to 25 individuals.
MARC Networks MARC Networks offer a sustainable solution for accelerating culture change through peer coaching. In a Network, a self-selected small group of individuals from one organization meets regularly to share advice and support for creating a more equitable workplace.
Through involvement with MARC Networks, individuals can access practical tools and strategies that increase leadership effectiveness, while organizations are able to create inclusive workplaces faster by developing a growing cadre of male leaders who can act as champions of inclusion within the organization.
MARC Networks is a free program offering for MARC Leaders Workshops and Executive Sessions participants.
Other MARC Events MARC Webinars are held several times a year and address topical issues related to men’s workplace experiences and developing men’s inclusive leadership skills. In past MARC webinars, we have explored solutions for bringing men to the forefront of diversity and inclusion strategies, how to sustain workplace inclusion, and the importance of supporting other men in making positive changes in the workplace.
MARC Workshops and Speaking Engagements are in-person events in a variety of lengths and for a variety of audiences that expand and support the engagement of men in the workplace.
Resources for Engaging Men The ground-breaking research that inspired MARC. Catalyst's Engaging Men research series provides in-depth, evidence-based advice about the most effective ways to partner with men in ending gender inequalities at work. Discover how to inspire culture change on our resources page.