Join the #WeNeedBoth Panel Pledge

Women in Capital Markets | February 06, 2018

Why #WeNeedBoth

The best way to tackle gender diversity is through collective action. We can't afford to exclude men from the discussion.

The case for gender equality is well-known. McKinsey Global Institute estimates that advancing women's equality could add $12 trillion to global economic growth. And companies in the top quartile for gender diversity out-perform their peers by 21%.

But too often the discussions about gender advancement are women speaking to women. Research shows that inclusive teams make better decisions up to 87% of the time*. When men are not included, we miss out on diversity of thought from important stakeholders and changemakers.

What can women do?

Sign the Panel Pledge.

We are asking women to sign a pledge that when invited to sit on a panel about gender, they will ask event organizers to ensure there's at least one male representative on the panel as well.

What can men do?

Commit to engaging.

We are asking men to "raise their hand" to say they're willing and eager to join the discussion on gender diversity and advancement.

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