External - Michael Kaufman on "Men, the Workplace, and the Gender Equality Revolution”

Monday, February 25th 2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Michael Kaufman on "Men, the Workplace, and the Gender Equality Revolution”

Speaker Series | Initiative for Women in Business

Speaker(s): Michael Kaufman, Co-Founder, the White Ribbon Campaign; Author or Editor of 8 books including The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution (House of Anansi Press, Jan. 15, 2019)

Topic: “Men, the Workplace, and the Gender Equality Revolution”

Cost: $39.00 plus HST per person; $29.00 plus HST per person for Rotman, University of Toronto alumni (fees include the session, the networking reception and 1 paperback copy of "The Time Has Come")

BOOK SYNOPSIS: From founding the White Ribbon Campaign, the world’s largest organized effort of men working to end violence against women, in the early 1990s, to his appointment as the only male member of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, Michael Kaufman has been a major figure in promoting social justice and women’s rights for decades. Now, in The Time Has Come, he issues a stirring call for men to mobilize in the movement for gender equality. Weaving together sociological data, personal experiences, and insights gleaned from decades of work with governments and NGOs around the globe, Kaufman explores topics ranging from domestic violence to parental leave, grappling with the ways in which a culture of toxic masculinity hurts women and men (and their children). Informative and provocative, The Time Has Come demonstrates how real gender equality creates advancements in both the workplace and the global economy, and urges men to become dedicated allies in dismantling the patriarchy. 

SERIES HOST: Rotman Initiative for Women in Business

CO-HOSTED BY: WE Empower and UN Global Compact 

SERIES SPONSOR: BMO Financial Group 

QUESTIONS: Laura Lawton
Program Assistant, Rotman Initiative for Women in Business 
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What is your reaction to the fact that the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women will be chaired by a man?