The 2023 Break the ceiling touch the sky® Male Champions for Gender Equality is a collaboration 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 end 2029. The 2023 Male Champions for Gender Equality focused almost entirely on the Corporate world for this 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. Gender equality has a direct and positive impact on business ROI, innovation, Corporate Social responsibility and attraction as an employer of talent.
The 2023 Break the ceiling touch the sky® Male Champions for Gender Equality leverages research from the 2023 Break the ceiling touch the sky® 101 Best Global Companies for women in leadership index (derived from assessment of gender diversity scores of the world’s 500 largest companies)as well as additional data of male executives across another 300 companies. In all for this Male Champions list over 6500 male executives are being reviewed globally from over 800 Companies. The primary research window for the 2023 listing is March to Oct 2023 with anecdotal evidence in support of the Male Champions collected via the global Break the ceiling touch the sky® network.
Five factors are used in the final determination of the 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 factor.
The shortlist of Champions will continue to evolve and will be recognized starting with the 2023 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® on Nov 16, at The St. Regis Singapore and then via the 2024 World Tour of Break the ceiling touch the sky® commencing in New York in March 2024.
If you are a senior Male executive for a Company that has annual revenue of over 5 Billion USD, and believe you wish to partner with the global Break the ceiling touch the sky® and MISSION 2029 FOR A BETTER WORLD initiative, and are doing outstanding work yourself in support of gender equality on your business or would like to nominate a colleague send in your nominaton (in under 200 words) to Anthony Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org no later then Dec 1, 2023.