Male Allies: To be, or not to be: that is the question!

Moderator: Danielle Cheng

Panelists: Duha Younes, Heidi Martin and Jake King

The misrepresentation of women in tech was a hot topic of discussion in 2018.  Books, workshops, articles, and women groups created to help women succeed in male-dominated workplaces. However, there was something that was significantly missed and that was the involvement of men into the conversation.  

Without men understanding the problem and their own unconscious biases, women will never achieve equity in the workplace if they’re the only gender working towards it.

Men need to be part of the solution and be recognized as Allies. These allies are willing to hold themselves and their colleagues accountable and create a healthier and more equitable work environment for all, as it’s the right thing to do. It is our choices that show what we truly are.

Hosted by SheLeadsTech Vancouver, Panelists will share:

  • Challenges and stories of women that have experienced unconscious biases

  • Lessons learned from women's stories

  • Why men need to be part of the solution and be true allies to women in tech

This session will also involve a short breakout session that will involve learning opportunities, teachable moments and ‘A-ha’ activities on how men can help women in challenging scenarios.