Billy Williams, Audit Partner at KPMG, President NABA Houston, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Leader, and Tim Larsen, Partner, Squire & Company discuss the elements of excellent gender-inclusive sponsorship, including many best practices. Participants will learn the business case for male engagement in gender equality while integrating why it is good for both men and women. They will provide the "how to" for men, women, and organizational leaders who want to be intentional, inclusive, and excellent allies, leveraging mentorship, sponsorship, and workplace partnership to create a more diverse workforce. This session will explore the various ways in which panelists have engaged male leaders in their gender diversity efforts and accomplished tangible results.
Recognize the benefits of sponsorship and allyship to your organization, both women and men
Identify awareness of how others experience the workplace differently
Identify how to put sponsorship and allyship into action
Distinguish ways to be a more deliberate advocate and sponsor
Recognize engaging male leaders to create a culture necessary for successful diversity and sponsorship programs