Business

Make leadership and workplace culture equitable for all

Business leaders are opening dialogue about issues of gender, race and diversity following the rise of social justice movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp. But traditional leadership is often characterized by masculine norms of individualism, competition and stoicism that may negatively impact their ability to engage in these topics.

We are investigating how the expectations of male leaders have changed after #MeToo, how it has impacted relationships between genders and what a new model of leadership might be for men in the workplace.

RESEARCH

We will examine three areas of influence:

1. How norms of masculinity in the workplace influence leadership models?

2. How workplace masculine norms influence behaviors, expectations and perceptions of male and female leaders following the rise of #MeToo?

3. Will a new and evolved model of ‘male’ leadership better suit organizations and their members after #MeToo?

Literature review completed
Focus group and survey research in progress
Findings to be published in 2021

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Watch this space for program announcements in fall 2021

Past Projects:

Positively influenced corporate culture through a dialogue-based program developed for Heineken Mexico that raised awareness about workplace inclusion, diversity and empathy.

Advisory work with Tecate, a leading beverage brand in Mexico in their award-winning efforts to address violence against women through video advertising.

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