Male Champions of Change

Office for WomenInternational ForumsThe UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Thursday, 15 February 2018
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CSW62 Side Event Invitation

The Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations in partnership with the Male Champions of Change cordially invite you to:

Male Champions of Change: Accountability for Accelerating Progress on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women
Tuesday 13th March 2018
4.45pm ‐ 6.00pm
UN Headquarters, Conference Room 1


  • The Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP, Minister forWomen, Australia


  • Elizabeth Broderick AO, Member, Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice, United Nations Human Rights Council, and Founder of the Male Champions of Change
  • Kate Jenkins, Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Convener of the Male Champions of Change National group
  • Tim Reed, CEO of MYOB and Male Champion of Change in STEM
  • Joanne Farrell, Managing Director Rio Tinto Australia and Special Adviser Male Champions of Change

The Male Champions of Change (MCC) was founded in 2010 by the former Sex Discrimination Commissioner of Australia, Elizabeth Broderick, as a group of male leaders who committed to step up beside women and be accountable for achieving gender equality. The MCC has now grown to a powerful coalition of over 160 leaders across business and government representing sectors such as finance, sport, manufacturing, property, law enforcement, military and STEM. The MCC has advanced innovative approaches in addressing issues such as domestic violence as workplace issue, everyday sexism, the gender pay gap and women’s representation in non‐traditional areas. The model is being replicated in countries around the world.

Through an interactive conversation with several senior Australian leaders from business and government, this side event will share stories of impact and change with a focus on rural women’s empowerment. The discussion will focus on effective strategies to increase women’s representation in non‐traditional areas such as policing and STEM, the role of leadership in tackling everyday sexism, and the lessons from workplace responses to domestic violence.


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