Beyond Male Allies by Next Gen Men
The term “Male Allies” is frequently used when advancing gender equity in male-dominant workplaces like Energy, but does it actually capture what it is that we need from men? Hear how to move from benevolent sexism to buy-in to a form of allyship that is active, not passive – a commitment to transforming a system and incurring the necessary costs.
Identify what is implied by the term "Male Allies", both good and unexamined
- Recognize shortcomings in initiatives championing Male Allies
- Select a pathway to inviting and engaging men as stakeholders for gender equity
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Next Gen Men and Equity Leaders
As Next Gen Men’s Executive Director and co-founder, Stika is a passionate speaker and facilitator focused on gender-based issues related to the social and emotional development of young men, the health and well-being of men in communities, and gender equity in workplaces.
Stika was named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, as well as having earned recognition from Ashoka, the British Council, and the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. He has spoken at the United Nations as part of the Canadian Delegation, and participated in the UN Women Safe Cities Initiative Global Forum. He is also a proud advisor to the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, Canadian Women & Sport, as well as the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.