Webinar

Men as Allies with Anneli Blundell

11th May 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Style of Event: FREE for Corporate Members (Use CODE: BRANDYOU)
WiBF Member: AUD $0.00 Website Subscriber: AUD $20.00
12:15-1:00pm AEDT

Overview

In this 45 minute session, hear from Anneli Blundell, communication expert (a.k.a. professional People Whisperer) on When men lead women: Navigating the facts, fears and frustrations of gender equality as a male leader. She will cover:

• What’s really holding men back from supporting gender equality
• How men react differently to the rise of women in power
• Why men are not the enemy and how to encourage their support.

This webinar is an interview with author, speaker and equity advocate, Anneli Blundell. It’s a conversation aimed at creating a new dialogue between men and women: A dialogue where blame and fear are replaced with clarity and courage, and men feel not only encouraged to get involved, but crucial to the cause.

The conversation explores the unspoken responses of men to the rise of women at work. Men are grappling with their place in the fight for gender equality. They have questions, concerns, fears, and curiosities, about their presence and purpose in this issue, and are not always sure how to enter into discussions with sensitivity and support. Not all of their thoughts feel safe to explore in general discussion, without seeming sexist, ignorant or unsupportive.

It’s time to surface the conversations that feel taboo, that may be unpopular, and perhaps a little too controversial to say out loud. It's an opportunity for men (and women) to engage in real dialogue and get answers to the questions they're hesitant to ask.

We hope you can join us for this revealing and insightful discussion where we will cover:

• What’s really holding men back from supporting gender equality
• How men react differently to the rise of women in power
• Why men are not the enemy and how to encourage their support

Pre Work

Ask your questions on our social media pages or email them to engage@wibf.org.au.

Goals

The WiBF webinar series provides an opportunity for members to build their skills and grow their knowledge in topics relevant to the industry.

Skills/Knowledge

In this webinar, participants can expect to learn more about:
• What’s really holding men back from supporting gender equality
• How men react differently to the rise of women in power
• Why men are not the enemy and how to encourage their support

Speaker

As a communication expert (a.k.a. professional People Whisperer), Anneli Blundell coaches senior women to increase their visibility, confidence and personal power for greater professional impact.
Recently voted as one of YMag’s Top Ten Women to Watch in 2019, Anneli’s passion for decoding people and performance dynamics make her a sought after speaker, mentor and leadership expert.
Anneli is the co-author of several books on shifting human behaviour with her latest book, ‘Developing Direct Reports: Taking the guesswork out of leading leaders,’ providing a reference guide for developing leadership performance on the job.
Currently she is working on her next book, ‘The Gender Penalty: The penalties that sideline women at work and the power plays that even the playing field,’ drawing on her extensive experience in supporting women to navigate the leadership landscape and accelerate their careers.