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Welcome to Men for Inclusion's media centre; featuring the latest news and information about our efforts to shape diversity and inspire inclusion.

Passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), Men for Inclusion revolutionises workplacecultures. Men for Inclusion’s proven ADUCE model engages men, leaders, and culture carriers for tangiblebusiness benefits.

Going beyond diversity metrics, Men for Inclusion measures and works to close the lived experience gapto ensure true cultural transformation. The DEI experts have worked with executive leadership teams to help define DEI as a strategic change programme, positively impacting thousands of employees.

Established in 2021 by Mark Freed and Gary Ford, Men for Inclusion emerged from frustration with slowprogress on inclusion across all industries. The mission: to empower men in majority groups to championinclusion for social and economic benefits. We’re expediting enduring change by engaging more men in advocating for diversity and inclusion.

Contact: Mark.Freed@menforinclusion.com  or alana.stuart@menforinclusion.com 

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PIMFA’s Women’s Symposium - 22nd & 23rd April 2025

20 May 2024

Mark Freed speaking at the PIMFA's Women's Symposium The Women’s Symposium is PIMFA’s annual summit dedicated to the investment management, financial advice and wealth management communities. Taking place over two days, the summit will feature cutting edge though leadership, high profile speakers, and...

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Re-thinking your DEI Strategies with Women Automotive Network -  LinkedIn Live –  24th April 2024

25 Apr 2024

Women in Automotive – LinkedIn Live – 15:00hrs on 24th April 2024 An engaging roundtable discussion on the tangible business benefits of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies. Delving into the effectiveness of current approaches and question whether traditional approaches based on fixing women and blaming men is the right path....

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How not to sabotage progress and alienate our allies - With Women in Sustainability Network

12 Apr 2024

On Thursday 11th April Mark Freed joined Noora Friaq as a guest of Rhian Sherrington on her Women in Sustainability Network for a discussion on ‘how not to sabotage progress and alienate our allies. Our choice of language is crucial if we want to truly create inclusive & diverse...

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Chartered Banker Insitute - Podcast Series - International Women’s Day 2024

25 Mar 2024

This year’s International Women’s Day will take place on Friday 8th March with the theme #InspireInclusion. This theme is highly topical for the financial sector – traditionally a male-dominated space - and underpins the need for financial organisations to have a firm focus on inclusive leadership...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

08 Mar 2024

2016: #PledgeforParity, 2017: #BeBoldforChange, 2018: #PressforProgress, 2019: #BalanceforBetter, 2020: #EachforEqual, 2021: #ChoosetoChallenge,2022: #BreakTheBias 2023: #EmbraceEquity 2024: #InspireInclusion This year, Men for Inclusion are once again deeply aligned with the chosen theme for International Women’s Day: "Inspire Inclusion." We are committed to encouraging more men to embrace inclusive leadership and actively support Diversity, Equity,...

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Treasury Committee’s ‘Sexism in the City’ report

08 Mar 2024

Following the launch of the Treasury Committee's 'Sexism in the City' report that was released today, Mark Freed, CEO and Co-founder of Men for Inclusion, comments:  "Whilst we commend the Treasury Committee for carrying out this important 'Sexism in the City' inquiry, Men for Inclusion firmly believes...

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Men for Inclusion have been named a Finalist in the British HR Awards 2024.

01 Mar 2024

Really excited to share the news that Men for Inclusion have been named a Finalist in the British HR Awards 2024. With a range of categories including ‘Best Overall People Experience,’ ‘Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year’ and ‘Leader of the Year’,...

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Men for Inclusion and Barnett Waddingham Launch Research Report Into The importance of male involvement in accelerating gender equality

07 Feb 2024

Download the full survey report here: The importance of male involvement in accelerating gender equality. When it comes to advancing gender equality, male involvement is not just a 'nice to have', instead it is essential as they often hold the majority of executive positions in most organisations. However, research...

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Men for Inclusion at the Treasury Select Committee

04 Jan 2024

 We had the privilege to sit alongside Helena Morrissey of the Diversity Project - Investment Industry , giving oral evidence to The Treasury Select Committee on a crucial topic: Sexism in the City. Details of the Enquiry Oral Evidence Transcript:   Men for Inclusion Written...

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Men for Inclusion’s Co-Founder, Gary Ford speaking at the UN Women’s Conference in Seoul!

03 Jan 2024

Dedicated to highlighting the crucial role of male allies in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. It's about shedding light on their motivations and actions, and emphasizing how vital their involvement is in this mission. This is a call to action for organizations to collaborate with their male colleagues,...

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Happy New Year from Men for Inclusion

01 Jan 2024

Happy New Year from Men for Inclusion Hello Everyone, We just thought we’d touch base with you all at the start of a fresh new year. First off, we’d like to thank all of you for being such amazing partners for Men for Inclusion throughout 2023. ...

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BBC Women’s Hour

01 Jan 2024

Do men need to actively become allies to the women they work with to stop sexism and discrimination? Would challenging behaviours that disadvantage female colleagues - from interrupting women in meetings to making assumptions about the career opportunities they want - make a difference? Emma talks to Hira Ali, a...

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Celebrating five years of WiAS

08 Nov 2023

To celebrate five years of WiAS Mark Freed, Men for Inclusion and male ally, talks about why it’s so important to engage men in conversations about gender in our industry.  

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