2018 Internet2 Global Summit

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Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative: Male Allies and Advocates for Equity

Time 05/09/18 07:15AM-08:45AM

Room Grand 10

Session Abstract

NOTE: Breakfast will be available in the Grand Ballroom Foyer 10-13.

Programs to support male allies and advocates for inclusion in tech are critical to efforts aimed at closing gender, racial, and other gaps in workforces and educational environments. This session will highlight an example of a successful program at Indiana University, which is modeled on work done through NSF’s Advance program and further developed at North Dakota State University.

Allies and Advocates for Equity (AAE) is a group of male faculty at IU Bloomington, working as an auxiliary to the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT), interfacing primarily with other men, to promote and support efforts toward gender equity. Advocates organize faculty and graduate student workshops that focus on presenting gender bias data and literature. The goal of these "Tier 1" workshops is raising awareness in a growing community of male Allies. AAE is working to invoke a campus-wide credentialing system and is also developing a "Tier 2" facilitation workshop that focuses on actionable skills.

Learning goals for participants include:
Understand the context of gender inequity in academia
Be introduced to relevant data, concepts and literature, including unconscious bias and male privilege
Obtain resources to assist personal development, for positive action, and to share with others


Speaker Ana Hunsinger Internet2

Speaker Laurie McRobbie Indiana University

Speaker Marla Meehl UCAR / NCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)

Speaker Thomas James Indiana University

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