E-learning course

How to be a male ally for gender equality

Access the new UN Global Compact e-learning course

The evidence is clear: Companies with a higher representation of women in the workforce have higher annual returns, greater share prices, and better acquisition and retention. Yet women remain underrepresented in all levels of the organization.

Men* have a critical role to play in fighting gender bias and giving women a seat at the table, and they have much to gain themselves from advancing equal rights in the workplace.

Developed by gender equality experts with the male leader in mind, this UN Global Compact Academy e-learning course will help you understand not just why, but how you can be a male ally for gender equality.

By completing this 45-minute course, you will:

  • Understand the business case for male allyship
  • Discover what it means to be a male ally
  • Learn what concrete actions you can take
  • Hear from other male allies already taking action for gender equality

*Individuals who do not conform to these genders or pronouns are still encouraged to take this course to better understand how those in power positions can advocate for traditionally underrepresented or marginalized groups. For more information, please consult the UN guidelines for gender-inclusive language (in English).

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About the UN Global Compact Academy

The Academy is the UN Global Compact's leading-edge learning platform designed to provide participating companies of the Compact with the knowledge and skills they need to meet their sustainability objectives and achieve long-term growth by contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through dozens of courses and formats, the Academy enables you to enhance your knowledge and capabilities, regardless of your corporate function or where you are on your sustainability journey.

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