Barnett Waddingham (BW) have worked in collaboration with Men for Inclusion to explore the importance of male allyship in fostering more inclusive and equitable workplaces. 

Did you know that the 'lived experienced gap', an indicator of inclusion, shows that women in most professional firms have between a 15-25% poorer experience than men on many measures?

With the 2023 gender gap at 14.3% across all workers, it's vital that men are engaged in advancing gender equality. 

We issued a comprehensive survey to existing clients across both of our organisations, 76% of which were men, to gain a deeper insight into the motivators and success factors of male engagement in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI).

On research is categorised into four sections:

  • current male engagement in DEI initiatives;
  • motivators for male involvement in DEI;
  • key benefits of inclusive male leadership;
  • personal benefits for inclusive male leaders; and
  • challenges experienced by male champions for DEI.


We've also collated some quotes and tips from male champions on their experience of being involved in advancing DEI initiatives.

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