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The following are a selection of news and thought leadership articles created for our Members and shared here for all:

Diversity is being invited to the ball, inclusion is being asked to dance and equity is being able to dance as if no one is watching.

Mark.Freed / 25 Nov 2021

Diversity is being invited to the ball, inclusion is being asked to dance and equity is being able to dance as if no one is watching.

I’ve heard this old metaphor rolled out a few times in recent weeks. For most women and other people from underrepresented groups it resounds, like most metaphors, to a point. It gives a view of what those from underrepresented groups are asking for, demanding and what...

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Stepping up to inclusion and diversity

Mark.Freed / 15 Nov 2021

Stepping up to inclusion and diversity

Stepping up to inclusion and diversity It’s time to think about inclusion, it’s time to think about our colleagues and those people around us as individually unique. As men, we all need to think about diversity and inclusion. There are so many benefits that can be...

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Where are the great minds of the financial industry to solve the Gender Pay Gap?

Mark.Freed / 27 Oct 2021

Where are the great minds of the financial industry to solve the Gender Pay Gap?

Where are the great minds of the financial industry to solve the Gender Pay Gap? Following the latest  set of Gender Pay Gap reports , Mark Freed of E2W shares his thoughts and analysis on the current position within the financial services industry For far too long the financial...

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This member’s story is not unusual or unique, but it needs to be told…

Mark.Freed / 12 Oct 2021

This member’s story is not unusual or unique, but it needs to be told…

Last week, I met another brilliant member of our community, who reached out to talk about Men for Inclusion. Their story is not unique or unusual, but it needs to be told. Why is it, so many of our network can tell the same story of how culture defines...

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Janus Henderson have become the first corporate members of Men for Inclusion.

Mark.Freed / 03 Aug 2021

Janus Henderson have become the first corporate members of Men for Inclusion.

Men for Inclusion and Janus Henderson are delighted to announce that Janus Henderson have become the first corporate members of Men for Inclusion. Men for Inclusion recognise that gender inclusion will not be achieved without the active involvement of men, yet men are less likely than women to be...

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Inclusionist Interactions:  Diversity and Inclusion: What is in it for me?

Mark.Freed / 02 Jun 2021

Inclusionist Interactions:  Diversity and Inclusion: What is in it for me?

On Tuesday 1st June, Men for Inclusion hosted another Inclusionist Interactions session: Diversity and Inclusion: What is in it for me? Too often we are asked to become allies to support minority groups as privileged white men.  Being asked on that basis does not resonate with a lot of...

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Women in Finance Summit 2021 - Discounted Tickets for E2W and Men for Inclusion Members

Tina.Freed / 01 Jun 2021

Women in Finance Summit 2021 - Discounted Tickets for E2W and Men for Inclusion Members

Women in Finance Summit 2021 - Build Back Balanced  A City & Financial Global Virtual Summit  We are delighted that Men for Inclusion are supporting this years virtual Women in Finance Summit. As a result of this, we are offering our members of E2W and Men for...

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What’s in it for men?

Mark.Freed / 25 May 2021

What’s in it for men?

Diversity and Inclusion: What’s in it for men? In the lead up to our next Inclusionist Interaction session on the 1st June I have been giving some thought into the sessions topic, 'What's in it for Men?'.  Share your thoughts and hear those of others by...

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Inclusionist Interactions session: How to be an ally to women from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Mark.Freed / 21 May 2021

Inclusionist Interactions session: How to be an ally to women from ethnic minority backgrounds.

On Tuesday 18th May, Men for Inclusion hosted another Inclusionist Interactions session: How to be an ally to women from ethnic minority backgrounds. A number of practical things were mentioned of what men can do in the workplace to better support women from ethnic minority backgrounds who often...

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Why increasing your awareness and practical tools are critical to becoming a good ally and exceptional leader

Mark.Freed / 05 May 2021

Why increasing your awareness and practical tools are critical to becoming a good ally and exceptional leader

Tracey Abayeta, Men for Inclusion Advisory Board shares her thoughts on why increasing your awareness and practical tools are critical to becoming a good ally and exceptional leader The more I work within the realms of DEI, the more I’m convinced that being an ally in the workplace...

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Divided by a common language?

Mark.Freed / 30 Apr 2021

Divided by a common language?

Gary Ford - Men for Inclusion Co-Founder - Divided by a common language? I witnessed an interesting exchange between two people on a diversity and inclusion workshop recently. The interaction was about how people refer to themselves in terms of the demographic that people believe they are part of....

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She is your colleague. Let’s make sure she is safe

Mark.Freed / 22 Apr 2021

She is your colleague. Let’s make sure she is safe

She is your colleague. Let’s make sure she is safe. Safety is a big deal in many ways: Physical safety from harassment or assault. Psychological safety to challenge things that get in the way of equality of opportunity and your feeling of belonging at work. Interventions when you...

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Inclusionist Interactions: When you hear, “she needs more gravitas” what do you say?

Mark.Freed / 14 Apr 2021

Inclusionist Interactions: When you hear, “she needs more gravitas” what do you say?

When you hear, “she needs more gravitas” what do you say? Maybe she does need to show more gravitas to be promoted or put on the team for a high-profile assignment. However, we suggest you stop and consider whether the person using this word is making a stereotypical...

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Mark speaks at the Diversity Project Event:  HOW MEN CAN BECOME BETTER ALLIES TO WOMEN

Mark.Freed / 17 Mar 2021

Mark speaks at the Diversity Project Event:   HOW MEN CAN BECOME BETTER ALLIES TO WOMEN

EVENT: MALE ALLYSHIP - HOW MEN CAN BECOME BETTER ALLIES TO WOMEN Over the last few years many investment and savings firms have stepped up their focus on tackling gender inequalities and creating a more inclusive workplace. But although progress is being made the pace of change is too...

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International Women’s Day

admin / 04 Mar 2021

International Women’s Day

Why are we writing about men as we approach International Women’s Day? Well, because men’s voices are mostly missing from conversations about gender equality of opportunity at work. Most men don’t deliberately exclude or overlook women or try to impede their progress. In fact,...

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Quick Fire Questions with Men for Inclusion co-founder Gary Ford

Mark.Freed / 01 Mar 2021

Quick Fire Questions with Men for Inclusion co-founder Gary Ford

We'd like to introduce our Co-Founder Gary Ford! - What gets you motivated? Working with really interesting people who want to do important and interesting work. - What excites you most about being part of Men for Inclusion? The opportunity to continue to hear new and diverse lived...

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