The 2021 Break the ceiling touch the sky® 101 Male Champions for Gender Equality is the inaugural listing of the world’s key Male Champions for Gender Equality in support of House of Rose Professional’s Mission 2029 for a Better World – which aims to shape a better world via better diversity & inclusion, better leadership and better business. The Measure for MISSION 2029 for a Better World is to quintuple the number of Female CEOs and double the number of male (advocates for diversity) CEOs in the World’s 500 largest Companies by 2029. The 2021 Male Champions for Gender Equality focused almost entirely on the Corporate world for this inaugural list. Research shows that when men play a role in gender equality in the workplace, adoption is faster and organizations report faster progress on the gender equality agenda.
The 2021 Break the ceiling touch the sky® 101 Male Champions for Gender Equality leveraged research from the 2021 Break the ceiling touch the sky® 101 Best Global Companies for women in leadership index as well as additional review of male executives across another 200 plus Companies. In all for this Male Champions list over 6000 male executives were reviewed globally from over 700 Companies. The primary research window for the 2021 listing was March to Sept 2021 with anecdotal evidence in support of the Top 101 Male Champions collected via the global Break the ceiling touch the sky® network.
Five factors were particularly used in the final determination of the 101 Male Champions.
Active and visible advocacy for gender equality, Scale of influence, commitment to advancing women in leadership in their own organizations, supporting women to learn externally from other best in class organizations and investment in gender diversity & inclusion programming. Personal role-modelling for gender equality was used as the baseline critical factor.
The 2021 Break the ceiling touch the sky® 101 Male Champions for Gender Equality will be an important pillar of MISSION 2029 FOR A BETTER WORLD via their own actions and the leadership they provide to their teams.