The Chartered Management Institute launches ‘Inequality: A How-to Guide’ to challenge examples of gender inequality in the workplace
Ahead of International Women’s Day, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has released a satirical ‘Inequality: a how-to guide video as part of its Broken Windows campaign, which aims to tackle smaller, discriminatory and often unintentional behaviours that contribute to gender inequality in the workplace.
CMI has been advocating for gender balance since 1969 when they launched the Women in Management initiative. In 2016, CMI increased their focus on gender diversity and the benefits that it brings to business by re-launching the Women in Management under the new banner of CMI Women.
CMI Women inspires and supports women throughout their careers and provides organisations with a Blueprint for Balance so they can benefit from being in a gender diverse organisation.
In the wake of 2017’s #MeToo movement and the introduction of compulsory gender pay gap reporting in the UK – professional women have never been more aware, or more engaged, in gender inequality than right now.
But while the papers and social media are full of examples of large-scale behaviours that contribute to gender inequality, women at work still need help challenging everyday discrimination that contributes to gender inequality. These small yet very common behaviours are otherwise known as ‘Broken Windows’.
To shine a light on examples of Broken Windows behaviour in the workplace, comedienne Stevie Martin and actor Thom Tuck bring gender stereotypes to life by acting out discriminatory behaviour in an office setting. By using humour and satire, the characters share their tips on creating ‘imbalance in the workplace’, as well as making ‘sexism sexy’ to highlight the accidental and common behaviours that contribute to wider gender inequality issues.
This video is just one part of the work the CMI does to challenge outdated thinking in all aspects of work. This year the organisation introduced a ‘Blueprint for Balance’ in addition to its comprehensive Gender Pay Gap annual study which has been running since 1973.
The star of the Inequality: a how-to guide video, Stevie Martin, will be discussing issues of gender inequality and how to tackle it alongside Petra Wilton, Randall Peterson, Anna Whitehouse, Haleema Baker-Mir, Reetu Kansal and a representative of the Government Equalities Office. It is in an interactive Facebook Live with a disruptive twist on the Chartered Management Institute Facebook page on 8 March at 8pm.
To find out more information, join the CMI Facebook Live on 8 March 2018 at 8pm or the new CMI Women Facebook Group, a new online community launched to give professional women a platform to rapidly crowdsource solutions to address the smaller behaviours which contribute to wider gender issues at work.
More information about the panellists:
Director of Strategy & External Affairs for CMI:
Petra Wilton leads CMI’s thought leadership, research and communications agenda. She has a longstanding commitment to improving diversity and inclusion, leading the launch of CMI Women and CMI Race. Petra has co-authored many reports and shares managers’ views with those in Government, business, education and the media. She is a regular spokesperson on employability, apprenticeships, social mobility and workplace diversity.
comedienne and freelance writer:
Stevie Martin is a freelance writer, performer and co-host of The Debrief Podcast, published in The Guardian, Elle, Grazia, Shortlist, Stylist, Vice and more. She writes comedy (credits include ITV’s @Elevenish and BBC3’s Quickies) and can be seen on Channel 4’s Damned, Russell Howard’s Good News and Comedy Central’s Brotherhood. She recently starred in the CMI’s Gender inequality: How-to guide video which you can watch <<HERE>>.
Founder of Mother Pukka:
A journalist, editor, mother and founder of Mother Pukka, an online community designed “for people who people just happen to be parents”, Anna has been running the Flex Appeal that campaigns for companies to join the government’s Working Forward pledge to make workplaces the best they can be for pregnant women and new parents. Specifically, Anna campaigns for flexible working rights for parents to help them continue and flourish in their careers.
Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School:
Randall S. Peterson is Professor or Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School. He is a highly-experienced researcher, teacher and consultant. His expertise is in all aspects of organisational behaviour and he is an internationally-recognised authority on developing high-performance and multinational teams, board effectiveness, conflict resolution, assessing leadership, leader personality, and developing interpersonal skills.
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