Leader Engages Men To Improve Gender Diversity
Janet Salazar, CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Leadership 21, says “women are marginalized” not only by men who actively oppress women, but in effect, by the men who fail to show up in their defense. She identifies the problem as including the “lack of engagement from men in leadership and influential positions to accelerate gender diversity and women’s equal representation at the top level across sectors.”
Janet was introduced to me by Vince Molinari, the CEO of Gate Global Impact, our sponsor.
“Men are part of the solution. Men are critical in accelerating women’s leadership and achieving gender equality at the top leadership,” she added.
Janet is working to engage more men in the discussion. “I created ‘Conversations with Men,’ a forum to engage men in leadership and influential position on issues of women’s leadership, breaking down barriers of collaboration in the workplace, board room, decision making table,” she says.
She is optimistic about a future with greater gender diversity. “When men and women in leadership roles in societies understand each other and work collaboratively, the economic impact of harnessing women’s contribution at all levels is going to benefit millions of people and open unlimited channels of opportunities for more inclusive, sustainable and thriving economies and societies,” she concludes.
On Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 1:00 Eastern, Janet will join me here for a live discussion about her efforts to improve gender diversity. Tune in here then to watch the interview live. Post questions in the comments below or tweet questions before the interview to @devindthorpe.
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Janet Salazar, courtesy of Immpact Leadership 21
Janet C. Salazar is a social innovator, human potential activist, global thinker and a humanist. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of IMPACT Leadership 21, a global leadership platform that provides solutions that drive change. Janet also serves as the Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Permanent Observer to ECOSOC at Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN). Janet is the creator of the innovative dialogue series, Conversations With Men, the pioneering and groundbreaking executive forum with the mission of engaging men in leadership roles to accelerate women’s leadership at the top, and achieving gender equality. She created Conversations With Men One on One: Navigating Gender Dialogue in a Woman’s World, an intensive executive coaching platform where she advises male leaders on how to effectively handle gender-related challenges in the business environment, and thrive in today’s increasingly diverse workplace.
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