SWE Coffee Club Goes Virtual: Building Male Allyship

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SWE Toronto's Coffee Club is taking things virtual this May. Come discuss the role of male allies in the battle for gender equality.

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On March 8, people around the globe celebrated International Women's Day. Here at SWE Toronto we heard from successful women and a keynote speaker about strategies we can take to advance the careers of Women in Engineering. One key strategy we heard was to get support from male allies. Despite the barriers women face in their careers being rooted in historical male-dominated culture, the solution is in everyone's hands. More organizations are recognizing the importance of allyship. Recently BCG identified allyship as one of its top 3 pillars for workplaces to improve diversity and inclusion, and called on companies to make allyship a part of organizational culture. But if it's so important, how can we recruit allies ourselves, or be an ally to others?

Join us on May 30th for a coffee club discussion exploring how to build allies.

  • What does good allyship look like? How do allies help us?
  • How can we find allies in our workplaces, or in our communities?
  • What can people do who want to be allies for women in engineering?
  • How can we talk about our struggles without blaming potential future allies?

Come share your insights and experiences with allyship, and ask your questions!

All Engineers, EITs, P.Geo's, professionals in engineering-related fields (yes, that includes you technicians, software folks, GIS gurus, etc!) and new grads are welcome. We welcome people of all genders and supporters of women in engineering fields. Bring your friends and make new ones!

This is a virtual event hosted on Zoom. A link and instructions on how to join will be sent to the email address you use to register.

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