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We Do Not Need Saving, We Need Allies - Women in Marine Technology Webinar Event
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinars

We Do Not Need Saving, We Need Allies - Women Leadership in Marine Technology Event

Empowerment is a critical element of gender equality, however gender equality is not a "women's issue," nor can it be advanced solely through women's efforts. Men are important actors who can share the responsibility and participate actively in this agenda.

Why? Because men continue to hold many of the influential decision-making positions. Working in partnership with women, men can be game-changers in transforming cultures and institutions that uphold harmful gender norms.

  • In what ways do you see men working toward gender equality?
  • Realizing that starting conversations can often be uncomfortable, how have you gone about asking women how you can help as an ally for gender equity?
  • Have you experienced any workplace backlash (from leadership or colleagues) by serving as an ally?
  • Are there any existing programs or exemplars for creating make allies or mentoring men to be allies that you could point to for others to try to implement within their organizations?
  • What would you suggest to get more men to participate in events focused on gender equality?


Dr. W. Brad Johnson - Professor of Psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. David Smith - is Associate Professor of Sociology in the College of Leadership and Ethics at the United States Naval War College.

Brian McComak – Founder, Hummingbird Humanity, is a diversity & inclusion consultant, speaker, author and facilitator with over 25 years of experience.

Andrea G. Tatum –Founder, AGT Diversity Consulting, is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant, facilitator, and public speaker. She's had a wide range of experiences from the arts to tech and has held roles at Tableau, Salesforce, and most recently, Catalyst Inc., a non-profit with the mission of creating workplaces that work for women.

Liesl Hotaling, MTS VP of Publications & Communications, Moderator

Dr. Dick Crout, MTS VP of Section Affairs