How to create champions for gender inclusion

  • You can work strategically with others to influence the culture towards great gender inclusion.
  • Amplify support for gender balance by creating your own champions pipeline.
  • Champions are motivated by existing positive attitudes, they get the value of gender balance, and stand up to advocate for it. 

Many of us don’t believe we can be powerful enough to make change, let alone to make champions. It seems to take a lot of effort and is something that other, more powerful people do.

Board chairs and CEOs have the formal levers they can use to shift strategy and adapt culture to be more inclusive. If you don’t have this formal power, you can work strategically with others to influence the culture towards great gender inclusion.

If you are ready to help create and support champions, start by reviewing the people in your network. The aim is to identify a small number you can help shift towards champion status.

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